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    Default If you couldn't bf, what would you resort to?

    Hypothetical question: if you longed to bf, but for some reason you couldn't whether issues with bub, you etc, etc. What would you do? Would you resort to ff straight away, source donor milk? What?

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    I would use formula. I don't want to use diner milk and the hassle of trying to get it I think wouldn't outweigh the benefits of using formula. Both my kids were found to have lactose intolerance at a few months old so formula has been out saviour.

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    Formula. I don't trust what would be in another woman's breastmilk. Screening isn't perfect and it's not as if every bottle would be tested. You could end up with anything.

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    Formula without a doubt. I found it great last time. No issues at all.

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    Been there, and used formula.

    I find it safe, convenient, and does what it needs to. I have no issues with it.

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    I was fortunate to be able to BF my 3 girls, but if not then I would have gone straight to formula without any concerns. My mum was unable to BF my brother, and he is now a grown successful man, went to uni, has 3 healthy kids, no health issues etc. No need for any guilt if you can't BF - long term my brother hasn't suffered at all.

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    Definitely donor milk would be my first port of call, however it isn't terribly easy to get hold of unless you are part of a tight knit support group. A friend of mine used donor milk for her son.

    If I couldn't get enough donor milk, then formula would obviously be used to supplement.

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    Been there! Formula.

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    Formula, for ease of use. I was fortunate enough to be able to breastfeed both times, but I see formula as an acceptable substitute.

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    Formula. I couldn't imagine the stress of trying to source a doner & not to mention the stress of what if he's not settling, windy, constipated & in the back of my mind I'd be thinking what have I fed him? Only I wouldn't know.


 

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