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    Well.... I've read that the % of women who truly are unable to breastfeed is quite low... so after going to LC and researching and trying absolutely everything I could to continue breastfeeding, and even if I was unable to express and give breastmilk that way... I would love to give donor milk IF it was readily available. However AFAIK it's not, so it'd be formula for me.

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    I couldnt bf for very long with DD so fed her EBM with formula top ups. Giving MY breastmilk in any form is my first option, that wasnt possible again for this bubs I would go to formula. I dont think there are any milk banks here and I wouldnt feel comfortable with anyone else feeding my baby, doesnt matter how well I know them (Id feel so bad that I couldnt do it, to then be constantly reminded that someone else can, would just feel like its being rubbed in my face, and I know emotionally I struggled greatly with not being able to bfeed last time....). Happy mummy = happy baby, regardless of whether Im feeding them or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM View Post
    Really? I've never known anyone to sell it?
    Milk banks charge a fee (as a "donation") and it works out about $8 per bottle.
    I do t have a prob giving DD formula when needed (if I'm out of ebm and have to miss her feed) but I'd prefer donor milk if it were screened and affordable.
    I know you can home pasteurise though, and I'd use donor milk from a friend or relative if that were an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    As opposed to the multiple posts from women saying they don't trust donor milk?
    Lets be honest, it was a fairly opportunistic post, throw the word "pesticide" about and we'll manage to put the fear of god into a few more unsuspecting new mums or mums to be who may or may not have a choice but to feed their baby formula.

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    Wouldn't bat and eyelid and go straight to formula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    As opposed to the multiple posts from women saying they don't trust donor milk?
    The regulations for formula are a lot more rigid than they are for donor milk; they're also pretty universal. With formula you know what you're getting, it's all there on the label. It's consistent and it's safe.

    On the other hand, breast milk isn't (consistent, I mean). If you're breastfeeding / expressing with your own milk, you know exactly what's going into your bub - what you're eating is it. If you're giving formula, you also know - the ingredients are on the label. Donor milk generally doesn't have the same guarantees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Incidently, in Australia formula companies are not compelled or forced to list all the ingredients that the formula contains. They release just what they want us to know. If you want to do more reading about it there is plenty of information at foodlabellingreview.gov.au
    I didn't realise this. Vitamin tablets would be the same re labelling, I guess?

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    Formula.

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    I would try my absolute hardest to breastfeed...formula would be my other option. I would not even consider donor milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepouts View Post
    I would try my absolute hardest to breastfeed...formula would be my other option. I would not even consider donor milk.
    This. Donor milk isn't a practical option for most women.

    I have breastfed both of my children but I had no hesitation using formula when I need to comp feed DD while I was recovering from surgery to remove a breast abscess. It took several months to re-build my supply and thank God we had formula to provide enough food for DD to thrive.


 

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