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    I was another one who just said I would give bf a go. In fact I felt kind of shy and embarrassed about it! Don't know why. I also just told people I will do whatever works for me and the baby! I figure its none of their business how I feed my baby. Once she was born I attempted breastfeeding and found it quite natural and easy. Then I became determined to make sure I bf her! Funny how I stopped being shy about it. Now I exclusively pump and give her ebm due to her heart problems and wonder if people out are looking at my bottle fed baby judging me-having no idea that its not formula in the bottle. But I wouldn't care either way. As long as bub is growing, happy and healthy. That's the most important thing.
    You need to do whatever feels right for you. Ignore judgements. People who judge aren't worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyWirly View Post
    I would suggest giving breastfeeding a go to start with and then change to formula if you want later down the track.

    Before DD1 was born I was very blasé about breastfeeding. If people asked I'd just say "oh, I'll try it I guess. I'll just wait and see".

    Boy, was I in for a shock! As soon as DD was born something just clicked inside of me and breastfeeding suddenly became very important (almost compulsive) to me and I did everything I could to make sure it worked for us.

    You might make a decision now but completely change your mind when bub is born so try to keep an open mind and prepare yourself for either option

    At the end of the day you need to find a solution that works for you and your baby. Don't let anyone guilt you into anything
    Agree totally. Before DD was born I had NFI, but once she was out I had a stubbord determination to succeed as well. I BF for 3 years and NEVER realised that was an option until she arrived. I went back to work FT when she was 14 months.

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    With dd1 she was iugr and I combination fed from day 1. Being a new mum and her being so little at about 6 weeks I switched to ff. with dd2 I managed to exclusivity bf and was only going to do so until 6 months, she is now 8 months and is bf as I type this. I am glad that with dd1 I tried and she got some colostrum and breast milk. My mum ff my brother and I as she had to return to work soon after our birth. When she watched me bf both girls she did confess that it was something she now regrets not at least trying.

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    Do what you want to do op. Don't just give it a go because people make you feel you have to or say it's convenient. It's not conveneient for some. When bub is born I am sure you will know what you want to do and just do it. Do what is right and convenient for you.

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    Default Breastfeeding Debate...

    I would wait until bubs is born and then make the decision. Everything changes after having a baby so something that you feel/think now, may be completely different afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slinks View Post
    I would wait until bubs is born and then make the decision. Everything changes after having a baby so something that you feel/think now, may be completely different afterwards.
    ☺I agree. I heard breast milk contains a lot of bacteria and when consumed by bub, it would boost their immune system. So I guess it's better for bub to be breastfed. However, each bub is different so some may be able to latch on easily whilst others may not. There may also be complications when breastfeeding so it's best to wait until bub is born before what's best for you. P.S. Dont let others put you down if you decide to breastfeed. 😊 All the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie Bb View Post
    ☺I agree. I heard breast milk contains a lot of bacteria and when consumed by bub, it would boost their immune system. So I guess it's better for bub to be breastfed. However, each bub is different so some may be able to latch on easily whilst others may not. There may also be complications when breastfeeding so it's best to wait until bub is born before what's best for you. P.S. Dont let others put you down if you decide to breastfeed. 😊 All the best.
    Breastmilk contains antibodies, not bacteria, which are good for immunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie Bb View Post
    ☺I agree. I heard breast milk contains a lot of bacteria and when consumed by bub, it would boost their immune system. So I guess it's better for bub to be breastfed. However, each bub is different so some may be able to latch on easily whilst others may not. There may also be complications when breastfeeding so it's best to wait until bub is born before what's best for you. P.S. Dont let others put you down if you decide to breastfeed. 😊 All the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slinks View Post
    I would wait until bubs is born and then make the decision. Everything changes after having a baby so something that you feel/think now, may be completely different afterwards.
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    Good luck OP

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    Why do people put mothers down because of how they feed their baby? Completely ridiculous.

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