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    Default Why do you prefer bottlefeeding?

    I breast fed/mixed fed my first baby, but for a multitude of reasons I'm thinking I'll bottle feed my second (due September).

    Lots of people comment that bottle feeding is more convenient or somehow easier, but I can't figure out why?? Even with all the difficulties I had with breastfeeding I still found it so convenient (no sterilising, mixing etc..). I don't really want to bottlefeed because it seems like a massive PITA, but I know it is actually the best choice for baby and me in my situation.

    So I want to know what's good about the bottle?

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    *sigh* NOT A BREAST BOTTLE DEBATE PLEASE, this is actually a personal question for me, if you read the above post you will understand that. I'm looking for upsides to bottle feeding as breast is not likely to be an option.
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    I bottle-fed my first. (but breastfed my 2nd and am feeding my third)
    Let's see..
    *Anyone can feed them
    *No embarrassment of ripping out your boobs in public/people
    *You know how much they are getting
    Last edited by magic star; 01-02-2012 at 12:05. Reason: LOL... two too many 'e's in breastfed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverspoon View Post
    I bottle-fed my first. (but breastfed my 2nd and am feeding my third)
    Let's see..
    *Anyone can feed them
    *No embarrassment of ripping out your boobs in public/people
    *You know how much they are getting
    This, and:

    *DF can help with night feeds
    *I don't have to adjust my diet (we had trouble with DS reacting to what I ate)
    *No sore, cracked, bleeding, leaking nipples, blocked ducts or mastitis.

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    All good points so far...

    For me it also means I can return to freelance work sooner. I had to say no to a lot of freelance work when I thought i'd be breastfeeding. I knocked back about $10,000 worth of work.

    So breastfeeding is "free" only if a woman's time is worth nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpancakes View Post
    So breastfeeding is "free" only if a woman's time is worth nothing

    Best post of the day, love it

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    I always found breastfeeding to be an enjoyable time to spend with my daughter. I loved that I had an excuse to sit down and do nothing but gaze at her. I miss that now that I am no longer breastfeeding. I never saw it as something that took up my valuable time... it was something that I valued doing. I may just be odd though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamma Duck View Post
    I always found breastfeeding to be an enjoyable time to spend with my daughter. I loved that I had an excuse to sit down and do nothing but gaze at her. I miss that now that I am no longer breastfeeding. I never saw it as something that took up my valuable time... it was something that I valued doing.
    You are not odd and neither are women who feed via bottle and choose/want to do something else with their time and these days time is very valuable

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    So because I don't work outside of home and chose to breastfeed long term, my time is worth nothing? Or what did you mean by that? It comes across quite offensive tbh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpancakes View Post
    All good points so far...

    For me it also means I can return to freelance work sooner. I had to say no to a lot of freelance work when I thought i'd be breastfeeding. I knocked back about $10,000 worth of work.

    So breastfeeding is "free" only if a woman's time is worth nothing
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunbun View Post
    So because I don't work outside of home and chose to breastfeed long term, my time is worth nothing? Or what did you mean by that? It comes across quite offensive tbh!
    I think it depends on how you view it. I think lemonpancakes was being a bit tongue in cheek.

    You can take it more seriously though. One set of time has a monetary amount to gage its value. That is one persons view. Another places the value on togetherness. A third on convenience. The fourth a combination of all. The list is infinite.

    That's how I read it anyway. It caused me no offence but each to their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunbun View Post
    So because I don't work outside of home and chose to breastfeed long term, my time is worth nothing? Or what did you mean by that? It comes across quite offensive tbh!
    I agree


 

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