+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 55
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    2,103
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked
    235
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    The main risks with offering ebm from another mother are the risk of communicable diseases eg HIV, hepatitis, herpes. The risk of the mother having this is low in the first place, and the risk of transfer to the baby is also quite low.

    The list of the risks of giving formula are long, even 1 bottle, and these risks far outweigh the risks mentioned above of giving EBM from another mother. This is why the WHO recommends EBM from another mother is given in preference to formula wherever possible, as tam pointed out

    It's not Weird, it's normal, and a very kind offer from your friend

    I love your DH outlook on it LOL, so simple and logical. Men - I love it! Sometimes we really do overthink these things!!
    Last edited by purplecat; 10-02-2012 at 10:35.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Launceston
    Posts
    13,466
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    2,355
    Reviews
    35
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Gosh, it sounds horrible but I'd give the formula.

    Who knows what is in her untested milk!?

    I don't know.. I highly doubt I'll ever be in that situation thankfully.

  3. #23
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I'd give EBM. Formula can be contaminated too and if the EMB was from a known trusted friend I would rather give bub that.

  4. #24
    Savingfishfromdrowning's Avatar
    Savingfishfromdrowning is offline If you can't change your fate, change your attitude
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    the couch
    Posts
    1,354
    Thanks
    345
    Thanked
    284
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I would give formula. But I don't think you are weird for choosing the EBM.

    Even with a close friend I would be worried about it being unscreened. I wouldn't even use milk from a screened donor because they don't screen every feed, just the donor - you don't know if someone has picked something up since being screened, or if their hygeine standards are as high as yours would be.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    366
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    50
    Reviews
    0
    I'd give EBM, you are so lucky to have the option!

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,666
    Thanks
    1,426
    Thanked
    1,431
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by breakthemould View Post

    Strangely enough though I wouldn't like someone else to actually BF my bub... but I can't quite put my finger on WHY I wouldn't feel comfortable with that. Food for thought!
    I don't find this strange....I feel the same way and wouldn't want someone else to directly b/f my DS (EBM ok if I knew them well).

    The thought of someone else having that *connection* I feel when b/f my DS would make me very uncomfortable and also protective/jealous I reckon

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Pesca77 For This Useful Post:

    breakthemould  (10-02-2012)

  8. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,872
    Thanks
    5,195
    Thanked
    3,895
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    EBM definitely - as a PP said - a BF baby is not used to formula and that could cause tummy issues.

    can your friend be my friend too?? I'd love a friend that was BF'ing too. I really dislike that I'm the only one in my circle of friends/family that BFs.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Rose&Aurelia&Hannah For This Useful Post:

    breakthemould  (10-02-2012)

  10. #28
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Wodonga
    Posts
    190
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked
    24
    Reviews
    2
    If I had that option and knew my friend didn't drink or smoke I would definitely use her ebm.

    Sent from my HTC Incredible S using BubHub

  11. #29
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    my lounge room :)
    Posts
    806
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked
    103
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Formula as a once off...and then I'd work really hard at expressing!

  12. #30
    abiishu's Avatar
    abiishu is offline embrace your inner birthing goddess
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    23
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I'd go for the ebm without giving it a second thought.

    Human milk is for human babies. I think it is a sad state of affairs when the norm is no longer considered normal.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Should I give up?
    By stelvia13 in forum Conception issues & ttc
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16-12-2012, 23:24
  2. If you had it, would you give it?
    By TimTamsandTea in forum General Chat
    Replies: 96
    Last Post: 19-06-2012, 18:47

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Babybee Prams
Save $50 in our pre-Christmas sale! All Comet's now only $500. Our bassinet & stroller set includes free shipping AUS wide, $75 free accessories, 18-months warranty & a 9 month free return policy. Check out our new designer range today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Swim Australia
Swim Australia are the leading learn-to-swim experts, and national swim school authority. With over 600 Registered Swim Schools located across the country, through our aquatic education, we aim to build a Safer, Smarter, Stronger nation of swimmers.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!