Personally I think that breastmilk is almost always best but If i cant breastfeed, formula is the way to go. My kids both had severe feeding issues(allergies) as well as I cant breast feed due to the fact I cant lactate. If I can ever have another child I will be feeding d-lact from birth again.
In fact a funny story was when my daughter was in scbu I threatened to breastfeed her so they would give her more d-lact milk.
Formula. I'd be concerned by any illness or disease the donor mum had, and honestly, no other woman is feeding my child. I have enough crap feelings about not being able to breast feed as it is, no way I would use donor milk.
Obviously if we lived in a 3rd world country with no access to clean water or formula, I'd have another woman feed my child. But with the safety of formula here and it being a close 2nd nutritionally, formula would always be my choice.
Formula. Nothing wrong with donor milk but for me it wouldn't be worth the hassle of sourcing it.
knockknockpenny I'd be very interested to hear how you go with gsining a supply without a pregnancy, I've read about it, but never known anyone who has actually done it. That would be babies heaven I would think... TWO lactating Mums!
Now if I could only work out how to get my husband to lactate, I would be in heaven!
I couldn't bf, but persevered with a super low supply for 6 months. Bub would have formula at each feed awell a any ebm and a short bf. At 6 months I had to go on medication, so he just had formula. Will be doing the same in the future... Maybe not for so long though.
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With my second baby, my sister was lactating at the same time and I used her frozen EBM all the time. I couldn't express much, so on the occasions where I had an event on, DS2 was cup fed my sister's breastmilk
It's definitely great if you have someone close to you who is lactating as well (we lived together too, bonus!)
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