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    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!!
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    I'd give EBM, you are so lucky to have the option!

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    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

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    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.

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    If I had that option and knew my friend didn't drink or smoke I would definitely use her ebm.

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    Formula as a once off...and then I'd work really hard at expressing!

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    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.


 

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