Hunbun I mean just the opposite! Breastfeeding mothers spend the equivalent of half a workday feeding their bubs so when people say its "free", I think they're forgetting that it's a serious time commitment on the mother's behalf.
I'm all for women deciding how they want to spend their time after having their bub. Breast feeding is a very noble, selfless, thankless job! Sorry my post offended you
I simply meant that it used to bug me when people say BFing is "free" because I had to say no to lots of great work offers because I assumed I'd be breast feeding for 6 months (its near impossible to express on the job in my line of work so that wasn't an option).
So back to the topic, I love my job so bottle feeding means I can keep doing it. So that's my positive bottle feeding point
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01-02-2012 22:57 #11
01-02-2012 23:24 #12
I must be slightly over emotional being 37 weeks pregnant and reading into things too much I get what you are saying now, although for a few months now DS has had formula bottles for bedtime and my goodness that stuff is expensive and takes a lot of time!
But I'll leave now so you could actually get back to the original topic! Sorry for derailing the thread!
01-02-2012 23:50 #13Senior Member
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a guess we all have a point bottles provide a choice
a choice to do something else, a choice to take the time to make them either way its what works for us which is what ultimately works for our baby
02-02-2012 12:11 #14
02-02-2012 12:25 #15
Buy lots of bottles (8?) have a time of day you wash and dry, then measure out formula so when you need a bottle, just add water and shake.
I love that my body is all mine and that DH can feed the baby (I got to recover from my csection having full nights sleep because he dealt with the night feeds).
I'm really happy with my choice to FF.
02-02-2012 12:28 #16
02-02-2012 12:44 #17
the main benefit for me was that DF could help with the night feeds. We took turns and it seriously saved my sanity!! And plus he loved the extra bonding he got with DD while he was all cuddled up on the sofa with her giving her a bottle. He loved it and I loved watching it.
The cleaning of the bottles didn't really bother me as you don't have to sterilize. I just washed them in hot soapy water before I did the main washing up.
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02-02-2012 12:44 #18
02-02-2012 12:48 #19
Because I found it exhausting to breastfeed.
Its hard having a baby stuck to your boobs most of the day/night.
Im embarrassed to feed in public so it meant I barely left the house.
Expressing is a painful nightmare that takes forever for 50ml. When my baby easily had 100ml plus.
I don't enjoy it. I don't feel like Im "bonding". I feel like Im a milking cow and I started to resent my baby. ( just a little don't all freak out)
02-02-2012 13:05 #20
I breastfed my first, but was forced to bottle feed this time.
If I focus only on the positives they would be: I'm less tired than when I breastfed. I can drink guilt free coffee. As much as I like. Oooh, thats been a big plus for me. Guilt free occasional glass of wine. Anyone can feed him. I can see exactly how much he's drunk without expressing.
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