+ Reply to Thread
Page 8 of 32 FirstFirst ... 67891018 ... LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 317
  1. #71
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Thanks
    894
    Thanked
    3,219
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  2. #72
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    SA
    Posts
    3,998
    Thanks
    235
    Thanked
    677
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  3. #73
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    8,806
    Thanks
    7,267
    Thanked
    9,720
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    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.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Atropos For This Useful Post:

    MilkingMaid  (30-07-2013)

  5. #74
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    270
    Thanks
    299
    Thanked
    188
    Reviews
    0
    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.

  6. The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to Addicted to Love For This Useful Post:

    Amiedoll  (31-07-2013),atomicmama  (30-07-2013),breez  (30-07-2013),ChickyBee  (30-07-2013),JustUs3  (30-07-2013),kalgirl  (30-07-2013),MsTruth  (30-07-2013),Purple Lily  (30-07-2013),risfaerie  (30-07-2013),Smithy1  (30-07-2013),snowqu33n  (30-07-2013),SoThisIsLove  (30-07-2013)

  7. #75
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    6,694
    Thanks
    1,185
    Thanked
    3,209
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Wouldn't bat and eyelid and go straight to formula.

  8. #76
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    795
    Thanks
    3,030
    Thanked
    695
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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.

  9. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to snowqu33n For This Useful Post:

    Addicted to Love  (30-07-2013),beebs  (30-07-2013),breez  (30-07-2013),ChickyBee  (30-07-2013),delirium  (30-07-2013),Guest654  (30-07-2013),House Mummaxxxx  (30-07-2013),JustUs3  (30-07-2013),mama and her little bearxxx  (30-07-2013),VicPark  (30-07-2013)

  10. #77
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    371
    Thanks
    155
    Thanked
    155
    Reviews
    0
    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?

  11. #78
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,290
    Thanks
    2,377
    Thanked
    903
    Reviews
    72
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Formula.

  12. #79
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2,478
    Thanks
    179
    Thanked
    784
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I would try my absolute hardest to breastfeed...formula would be my other option. I would not even consider donor milk.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to thepouts For This Useful Post:

    snowqu33n  (30-07-2013)

  14. #80
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    736
    Thanks
    480
    Thanked
    245
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Turtle Beach Resort QLD also Sea World etc...
    By Shanaynay in forum Destination Suggestions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25-05-2013, 16:06
  2. Hepburn spa resort Vic...or?
    By 2BlueBirds in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-01-2013, 12:12
  3. Resort recommendation for Vanuatu?
    By Janey2012 in forum Destination Suggestions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-10-2012, 07:30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Tambo Teddies
Visit our online store and select your individually handmade natural sheepskin teddy bear. Our soft and loveable bears come in a range of styles and colours. Created in Outback Queensland each bear is unique individual. 100% Australian made!
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
Shapland Swim Schools
Semi private learn to swim classes for a maximum of 3 children in specialized heated teaching pools. Our swim schools are located across Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast, ensuring there's a school near you.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!