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    Default What do you love about bottle feeding?

    I love that everyone else could help like DP could give DD a bottle when she was little and I could shower or get housework done. DS loved bejng able to give his baby sister a bottle and. I love the premise formula poppers s26 and the stick packs so convenient
    Also due to not being able to BF I never had to worry about meds effecting milk

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    Default What do you love about bottle feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I think it's lovely that someone who is so pro-BF can also see the positives of FFing
    Thank you! Bit hypocritical if I didn't I just like babies FED that's the main thing!

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    This is a great thread.

    I had to (very reluctantly) give up breastfeeding my baby at 4 months. I was (and still am) very sad about this because for me, breastfeeding created a very strong bond between baby and I. I feel like this bond is now gone.

    I need to read through this thread to give me a better mind frame to help me move on from breastfeeding and see the good things in FF too

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    I breastfed both my babies, but also gave a bottle of expressed milk and the odd formula bottle every now and then.

    I loved that this meant I didn't have to panic if for some reason I needed to be away from baby, as I knew they were happy to take both EBM or formula from a bottle. It also meant when I went back to work I didn't need to go crazy trying to get bub to take a bottle before returning as they were already happy to take one I plan on doing the same with this baby when it arrives. Breastfeeding but introducing the odd bottle of ebm and formula early on so it doesn't become an issue later.

    I'll be the odd one out on the letting other people feed though, I think I might be a very selfish mummy coz I wanted all the feeds to myself. Lol. I'm not a good sharer

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    OMG... I just cried reading this post. I am a new mum to a 7 week old boy (who was 9 weeks preemie & not even meant to be born yet)
    he only came home from hospital last week. While he was in NICU and the SCN I was doing 3 BF a day, and expressing. I had every intention of BF when I got home - but I was ssiooooooo stressed he wasn't getting enough, and with some of Sydney hottest days I was getting so flushed trying to BF Him with no air con.
    He is also on thickener & Meds so before every BF he has to have some expressed milk in a bottle.
    i made the decision to stop BF because of how stressed it made me. I am bottle feeding him my EBM (I have a freezer full of it from when he was very young and was only on a few mls every hour). However once this runs out... I will be changing to formula.
    I have been struggling with the guilt of this - so THANK YOU ladies for showing it is OK to bottle feed/FF.

    this is my first time in the forum too, so apologies for any mistakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karinaxoxo View Post
    OMG... I just cried reading this post. I am a new mum to a 7 week old boy (who was 9 weeks preemie & not even meant to be born yet)
    he only came home from hospital last week. While he was in NICU and the SCN I was doing 3 BF a day, and expressing. I had every intention of BF when I got home - but I was ssiooooooo stressed he wasn't getting enough, and with some of Sydney hottest days I was getting so flushed trying to BF Him with no air con.
    He is also on thickener & Meds so before every BF he has to have some expressed milk in a bottle.
    i made the decision to stop BF because of how stressed it made me. I am bottle feeding him my EBM (I have a freezer full of it from when he was very young and was only on a few mls every hour). However once this runs out... I will be changing to formula.
    I have been struggling with the guilt of this - so THANK YOU ladies for showing it is OK to bottle feed/FF.

    this is my first time in the forum too, so apologies for any mistakes
    Congrats on your little early arrival!

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    Default What do you love about bottle feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karinaxoxo View Post
    OMG... I just cried reading this post. I am a new mum to a 7 week old boy (who was 9 weeks preemie & not even meant to be born yet)
    he only came home from hospital last week. While he was in NICU and the SCN I was doing 3 BF a day, and expressing. I had every intention of BF when I got home - but I was ssiooooooo stressed he wasn't getting enough, and with some of Sydney hottest days I was getting so flushed trying to BF Him with no air con.
    He is also on thickener & Meds so before every BF he has to have some expressed milk in a bottle.
    i made the decision to stop BF because of how stressed it made me. I am bottle feeding him my EBM (I have a freezer full of it from when he was very young and was only on a few mls every hour). However once this runs out... I will be changing to formula.
    I have been struggling with the guilt of this - so THANK YOU ladies for showing it is OK to bottle feed/FF.

    this is my first time in the forum too, so apologies for any mistakes
    And this post exactly epitomises why this section is so important .

    I'm so happy this thread has helped ease your guilt , your doing a bloody awesome job , congratulations on your precious baby . Enjoy every second of this time , please don't waste precious days on guilt , it goes so quick . I'm sorry it didn't work for you , you have every right to feel heartbroken and devastated , but guilt , no . Xxoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karinaxoxo View Post
    OMG... I just cried reading this post. I am a new mum to a 7 week old boy (who was 9 weeks preemie & not even meant to be born yet)
    he only came home from hospital last week. While he was in NICU and the SCN I was doing 3 BF a day, and expressing. I had every intention of BF when I got home - but I was ssiooooooo stressed he wasn't getting enough, and with some of Sydney hottest days I was getting so flushed trying to BF Him with no air con.
    He is also on thickener & Meds so before every BF he has to have some expressed milk in a bottle.
    i made the decision to stop BF because of how stressed it made me. I am bottle feeding him my EBM (I have a freezer full of it from when he was very young and was only on a few mls every hour). However once this runs out... I will be changing to formula.
    I have been struggling with the guilt of this - so THANK YOU ladies for showing it is OK to bottle feed/FF.

    this is my first time in the forum too, so apologies for any mistakes
    Congratulations! Glad you have bub home now.

    Please don't feel guilty (easier said than done I know). You are doing the best thing for you and bub.

    Anytime you feel a bit about ff just remember the posts from all these lovely ladies





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    Default What do you love about bottle feeding?

    I was 100% set to bf dd and started off with no issues whatsoever until we both were sick Around 3-4 weeks pp which caused my supply to decrease and I wasn't able to get it back.

    After weeks and weeks of feeling horribly guilty for the last couple of months I have discovered many benefits to bottle feeding

    , I love that dad and nan and pa and aunty and uncles can have a go feeding dd her bottle which they love and is great for them bonding with her!
    I know how much she is having,

    no more maternity bf clothes and underwear

    and no more insatiable thirst I had while bf
    . I guess overall I feel much more relaxed now we are ff!

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    Default What do you love about bottle feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karinaxoxo View Post
    OMG... I just cried reading this post. I am a new mum to a 7 week old boy (who was 9 weeks preemie & not even meant to be born yet)
    he only came home from hospital last week. While he was in NICU and the SCN I was doing 3 BF a day, and expressing. I had every intention of BF when I got home - but I was ssiooooooo stressed he wasn't getting enough, and with some of Sydney hottest days I was getting so flushed trying to BF Him with no air con.
    He is also on thickener & Meds so before every BF he has to have some expressed milk in a bottle.
    i made the decision to stop BF because of how stressed it made me. I am bottle feeding him my EBM (I have a freezer full of it from when he was very young and was only on a few mls every hour). However once this runs out... I will be changing to formula.
    I have been struggling with the guilt of this - so THANK YOU ladies for showing it is OK to bottle feed/FF.

    this is my first time in the forum too, so apologies for any mistakes
    *hugs*. There is no reason to feel guilty. You're doing what you think is best for yourself and your son.

    I made similar decisions with all 3 of my kids & under much less stressful circumstances. (One lazy feeder, two that weren't gaining weight & were on the verge of being admitted to special care.) I stand by my decision and god help anyone who challenges me on it! Feeding became so much more enjoyable once I switched to ff and as a result I became more relaxed & enjoyed being a mother more.

    *more hugs* Anyone who tells you that you've done the wrong thing is a jerk - they're not in your position.

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