The OP is right, I personally think bottlefeeding isn't easy, to me breastfeeding seems the easier option. No washing, sterilising, buying formula, new teats every few months, boiling water etc. That's alot of work. I had every intention of breast feeding my babies but I don't even like my husband touching me there so the thought of having a baby do it made me really uncomfortable and horribly anxious. In the end I was calmer and more happy bottle feeding even though it is a pain in the butt.
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02-02-2012 14:12 #21
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02-02-2012 14:48 #22
I bf for a week before switching to ff and plan to do the same with this bub.
The main benefits for us :
*Anyone can feed - but in particular dh. He can share the special moment of feeding babe and watching them look up at you and then the milk drunk burps & sleep.
*DH could help with the nightshift.
*You can wear anything without having to worry about how easy it is to get boobs out.
*Its much less exhausting. I truly believe if I hadn't stop bf I would have had bad pnd. I was exhausted.
*I don't mind bottle feeding. I really didn't like bf, despite having absolutely no attachment or supply issues.
Mummy & Daddy - expanding our family! Our little man born April 2011 and now expecting another munchkin in August 2012! Loving it!!!!!
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02-02-2012 15:07 #23Senior Member
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I've breastfed both my bubs but it sure would have been an easier road if DH could have helped during the night with a bottle or after that emergency c-section! Just wanted to post something positive from a breastfeeding mum because I can see the advantages of both. I think that dads would get more opportunity to bond with the bub as well if you were bottle feeding. My DH hated always having to pass over bubs during the early days to be breast fed. He would have preferred to get the cuddle and gaze himself.
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02-02-2012 15:27 #24
You know the exact amount baby is getting
Others can feed baby
It's easier bottle feeding when you have other children to care for
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02-02-2012 15:38 #25Senior Member
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i had chronic boobie thrush..so BF was a CHORE a lot of the time...sitting next to a bottle of vinegar all day and night gave a new meaning to the term "vinegar t1t$" LOL , dsihing out mouthful and mouthful of meds to me and DS to try and get rid of it, rinsing bras and clothes in canestan all day, i mean some days i just walked around the house with no top on all day as that was easier.....did it for the 6 months but DS had some bottle from around 4 months til he was weaned....for me personally with the thrush it was soooooooo much easier when i started bottle feeding, i didnt mind BFing especially when it was just a matter of whipping out a boobie during brief periods of being thrush free..., i also wasnt confortable initially BF in public cos the silly nurses taught me to football hold feed which is hard to do in a cafe chair etc
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02-02-2012 16:01 #26
First time round I had lots of problems including a few days in hospital on a drip for mastitis and the surgical removal of a absys (sp?). I really truly hated BF. Hated having to get my b00bs out in public, hated anyone watching me do it, could never epxress, had a baby with reflux that spewed everything back that I had spent forever trying to get in to him.... the list goes on and on.
Second time round - I knew how much I hated it the first time round and didnt even attempt it. I had a much better time with my newborn and was a much happier Mummy.
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02-02-2012 16:13 #27
The opportunity for my daughter to bond with her daddy during that close, quiet cuddling that comes with feeding is priceless. It just melts my heart to see them spending such loving time together. This equality of nurturing and bonding would be my number one positive of bottle feeding.
I would agree with all of the other positives that have been listed in previous posts, particularly the ability for me to have longer sleeps that leave me refreshed and feeling capable to face the day while daddy and daughter have their time together.
One thing that doesn't seem to bother me as it does some previous posters: making up her bottles and the accompnying washing etc is actually a very simple, quick and easy process. It takes me far less time to organise a feed for her than it does to make a cup of fresh coffee for a friend who might drop by.
02-02-2012 16:41 #28Senior Member
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Having other people feed bub
No diet restrictions
Knowing how much has been drunk
Not having to whip a boob out in public
I still found bf more convenient but now I'm in a routine with ff I've dissed it out to be just as convenient
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