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    I would use formula. At least you know what's in it. Who knows what the donor was eating or drinking before expressing? As a PP said.. screening can miss things so I'd be worried about that too.

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    Straight to formula.
    I'm not sure how BM is screened so I'd worry about what I was giving my child. On top of that trying to source to get a big enough supply to feed my baby is something I don't wont to stress about either when you just want to feed a newborn.

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    I struggled to breastfeed my first and opted to use formula.
    If I was in the situation again, I would do the same.

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    I tried to BF but between mastitis in one breast and ending up with cellulitis in my leg we put DD on formula.



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    Formula. I have no issues with donor milk, but it would be far too inconvenient for me and I would be perfectly happy feeding my child formula.

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    Formula. I've heard about donor milk, but you'd probably be getting it from different sources. I know that breastmilk is better for babies, but it seems like the supply could be a little erratic with donor milk while formula is always on the shelf. I used a popular brand that could be found in chemists, supermarkets, corner shops and even some of the bigger service stations.

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    I was in this situation and switched to formula, although I didn't know about donor milk at the time. Now that I know about it, I would still use formula.

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    I wouldn't use donor milk, I'd be concerned about passing something from the donor onto my baby. Formula is safe, nutritious and healthy so I would use formula.

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    Formula. I had this issue with my DS1 and the whole process of sourcing donor milk was a nightmare.

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    Actually - If I had a prem and couldn't breast feed, I would consider donor milk for the first few weeks.

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