I would use formula. At least you know what's in it. Who knows what the donor was eating or drinking before expressing? As a PP said.. screening can miss things so I'd be worried about that too.
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30-07-2013 06:35 #11Senior Member
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30-07-2013 06:36 #12
Straight to formula.
I'm not sure how BM is screened so I'd worry about what I was giving my child. On top of that trying to source to get a big enough supply to feed my baby is something I don't wont to stress about either when you just want to feed a newborn.
30-07-2013 06:38 #13
I struggled to breastfeed my first and opted to use formula.
If I was in the situation again, I would do the same.
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I tried to BF but between mastitis in one breast and ending up with cellulitis in my leg we put DD on formula.
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30-07-2013 06:41 #15
Formula. I have no issues with donor milk, but it would be far too inconvenient for me and I would be perfectly happy feeding my child formula.
30-07-2013 07:35 #16
Formula. I've heard about donor milk, but you'd probably be getting it from different sources. I know that breastmilk is better for babies, but it seems like the supply could be a little erratic with donor milk while formula is always on the shelf. I used a popular brand that could be found in chemists, supermarkets, corner shops and even some of the bigger service stations.
30-07-2013 07:38 #17
I was in this situation and switched to formula, although I didn't know about donor milk at the time. Now that I know about it, I would still use formula.
30-07-2013 07:52 #18
I wouldn't use donor milk, I'd be concerned about passing something from the donor onto my baby. Formula is safe, nutritious and healthy so I would use formula.
30-07-2013 07:52 #19
Formula. I had this issue with my DS1 and the whole process of sourcing donor milk was a nightmare.
30-07-2013 07:53 #20
Actually - If I had a prem and couldn't breast feed, I would consider donor milk for the first few weeks.
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