Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Curious | 2010/09/13


Alternate options to breasfeeding

I am 28 weeks pregnant. My Due Date is 2010-12-05. I know Breastfeeding is very good for a new born baby but i dont want to breastfeed for many personal reason. What other options do i have? That i can give the baby since birth as i dont think i will be able to breastfeed.

Expert's Reply



You should discuss this further with the sister in the maternity ward when your baby is born. There are many important reasons why breastfeeding is best especially early on in your baby's life.There are good formulas available when you decide to stop breast feeding which are suitable for your baby at different ages.

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Posted by: sam | 2010/09/15

I was unable to breast feed my baby girl, she is now 4 months old and a very happy healthy baby. not underwieght and no health issues. i am so happy with using bottle milk that I doubt very much that i will breast feed if I ever have a second child. So do what you feel is best for you. It might take a few tries to find the best milk for your child (my child had allergies until 3 months old but is now on lactogen). Bottle feeding is not a bad thing!!!!

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Posted by: Pro bottle | 2010/09/14

Dear Curious,
Due to many reasons, I was also unable to breastfeed my 2 beautiful boys. I didnt breasfeed at all, they didnt even received collostum. My boys are healthy, as a matter of fact my oldest, now 19 months, crawled at 6 months, and walked at 11months. My youngest, 5 months, is happy and healthy.
Here are a couple of point which I experience.
- Discuss the matter with your gynae, as he needs to prescrbe you a pil to dry up your milk.
- If you believe you are doing the right thing stand your ground. It''s not easy as everybody expect you to breastfeed. (And everybody, even men, will ask: Do you breasfeed?)
- I started my boys out on Nan but end up on Lactogen as they were very hungry.
- I bought Dr. Browns bottles and a steam sterelizer
- The hospital were I was at, prepared the formular for me and sterelized the bottles too, just check with them before your go.
If there is anything else you need to know... add a post.

I dont shoot down Breastfeeding, I''m just saying, I dont judge you for breasfeeding, dont judge me for bottle feeding!

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Posted by: HMom | 2010/09/13

I was one of those unfortunate moms where no milk ever came in. Waited and waited and nothing so the paed put my baby onto Nan1 from birth and her imune system when tested at about 16 months was great. (I had alot of colostum though which helped.) Try at least to give baby the collostum if you can as there is loads and loads of goodness in that. I know you have personal reasons but keep an open mind as you might want to breast feed once your baby is in your arms. Good luck.

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