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    Default We're YOU bf/ff and do you notice a difference from that choice

    I'm generally a quite member, reading rather than posting.

    With all the bf/ff threads of late, I thought it would be interesting to state if you were bf or ff and if you have that decision your parent/s made has had some direct impact in your life and if you have medical conditions as a result.

    Maybe include siblings as well as a comparison.

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    I'm an only child and was bf for 14 months .

    No allergies apart from hayfever which I've had since teens.

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    Fully F/F as I was very prem and mum was too ill to feed. Can't say I've noticed any difference to anyone else even despite being so prem so it must have been fine! No allergies.

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    My sister and I were both BF and both of us had asthma and reflux. She grew out of both, and I didn't.

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    I was ff from 3 days old. I'm very rarely sick and it's never bad. I was always the top of my year academically and was talented in a variety of sports.
    I'm not sure about my siblings.

    ETA- I do have mild allergies to two things

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    My sisters and I were all exclusively BF for at least a year each and no allergies or serious illnesses with any of us.

    Although someone has talked about the bonding with the mother through BF and I can say that not me or my sisters are that close to my mum at all.

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    I was formula fed. My mum said she had decent supply but I didnt latch well and breast feeding grossed her out lol so she didnt do it. She said they didnt ff back then (in 1981, im 31) she was trying to remember what she fed me, she thinks it was watered down carnation milk lol! And I turned out ok lol. No allergies etc. so no difference for me I guess.

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    I was formula fed and wasn't the healthiest kid (allergies etc) but I blame that on mum smoking like a chimney not on formula.

    My boy is breastfed and he gets crook seems to be the same as any other kid.

    My mum ff because she didnt want anything touching her boobs. Yes, this was (for her) an indication she had issues, i still to this day think she was selfish and immature and we did have bonding issues as a result. This made me more determined to breastfeed.
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    I was FF from a few months old, my two brothers and sister were breastfed, if anything I'm probably the one with the least health issues. None of us hve allergies or had bad eczema/asthma (I do have both but very, very mild).

    My eldest daughter was FF from birth (personal choice, no particular reason) and my subsequent 4 children have all been BF for 12 months or more and there is no difference between them. My daughter has no more or less health issues than her siblings

    Edit: Just noticed other info people are including so:

    * I am not smart.
    * I have a fantastic relationship with my mum.
    * I do feel slightly more disconnected to DD1 than my BF children, but it's fading as she's getting older and we're reconnecting. I feel it had more to do with her being an only child for 3 years and then a rush of babies close together than me not BFing her. Now that the other kids are that little bit older I can spend more time with DD.
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    I was bf for the first year of my life. Same with my brother. My sister was formula fed after a serious car accident and my mothers milk dried up.

    I can't compare myself against anyone else, because we are all individuals and I don't believe that it really makes a huge difference in the grad scheme of things - there's no way to know for sure if breastmilk is why a person is smarter/healthier. The only way to know for sure would be to go back in time and feed baby me formula and see if she turns out any different to how I have turned out.

    For the sake of the thread though, I don't have any allergies. I'd rate myself as 'pretty smart' and I've never had a mother-daughter bond with my mother.
    My brother doesn't have allergies. I wouldn't rate him as smart, and he is still a very dependent mummy's boy.
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