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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    I just realised I told a lie. The only time I would feel concerned enough to actually question how a parent was feeding would be if I found that they were using a "homemade formula". I've seen recipes online and I would definitely be worried about that- there's no way to regulate them or to ensure they are nutritionally sound.
    Oh yes! While I acknowledge that there are issues surrounding the labelling of commercially made formula, the dangers posed to my child by that would be infinitesimal compared to the dangers of formula made by me.

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    I would use formula quite happily. I prefer BM though.
    If I had a close friend who offered BM during a time where I may need to accept it, I would choose that, I wouldn't feel comfortable taking it from a stranger though. I'm sure their milk would be fine but it just makes me a little uneasy.

    I wouldn't mind looking into donating actually, I have a chest freezer full of ebm, have had to throw some away which is a shame.. Have even made the 3 and 5 year olds ebm milkshakes (although I copped a LOAD of criticism for this)..

    As long as baby is fed, happy, gaining weight, etc, Mum is doing a top job no matter how she chooses to feed and should never feel guilty for feeding her baby..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Crow View Post

    Formula feeding mums NEED a heck of a lot more support that they are currently getting.
    Agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    Oh yes! While I acknowledge that there are issues surrounding the labelling of commercially made formula, the dangers posed to my child by that would be infinitesimal compared to the dangers of formula made by me.
    Some of the recipes There is one based on liver that made me want to gag when I read it- I can't imagine giving that to a bub. That aside, it seems the even more risky option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    we really put ourselves through the ringer. I still carry guilt for not bfing my now 10 year old!
    God the guilt never ends. I can't give birth naturally (not a chance) and am booked in for yet another Caesar next week. I loathe caesarians and wish like anything I didn't have to have one and yet I feel like when people ask me when I'm due I can't really say as I'm having a scheduled Caesarian and I feel the judgment when I tell them. Like I'm not prepared to try and go naturally, or it's for my convenience.

    Seriously, this motherhood judgment stuff is just cr@p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    God the guilt never ends. I can't give birth naturally (not a chance) and am booked in for yet another Caesar next week. I loathe caesarians and wish like anything I didn't have to have one and yet I feel like when people ask me when I'm due I can't really say as I'm having a scheduled Caesarian and I feel the judgment when I tell them. Like I'm not prepared to try and go naturally, or it's for my convenience.

    Seriously, this motherhood judgment stuff is just cr@p.
    Completely OT but I actually wondered if you had had your baby recently as you had been quiet and I know you were heavily pregnant.

    I hope it goes well next week x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    God the guilt never ends. I can't give birth naturally (not a chance) and am booked in for yet another Caesar next week. I loathe caesarians and wish like anything I didn't have to have one and yet I feel like when people ask me when I'm due I can't really say as I'm having a scheduled Caesarian and I feel the judgment when I tell them. Like I'm not prepared to try and go naturally, or it's for my convenience.

    Seriously, this motherhood judgment stuff is just cr@p.
    I know exactly what you mean.. I have had my 4th c-section and I was even asked by a family member whether I felt guilty for not having my babies the right way!!!! A c-section is the ONLY way I could have my bubs.. I did feel guilty in a way, but in the end, my babies are here and healthy.. The route isn't so important..

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    All the best for next week Sonja hoomans are strange creatures. Try not to let them get to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    Completely OT but I actually wondered if you had had your baby recently as you had been quiet and I know you were heavily pregnant.

    I hope it goes well next week x
    Thanks - am booked in next week.

    I was having a self imposed break from BH. Too many things on here doing my head in lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Thanks - am booked in next week.

    I was having a self imposed break from BH. Too many things on here doing my head in lately.
    A very very wise thing x

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