If someone says they formula fed their baby because they lost 10% of their birthweight after 3 days, then I would assume they don't know that it is normal. I wasn't saying it to be rude. I formula fed my first from birth pretty much because she wouldn't latch on, so don't assume I'm saying things to make people feel guilty. I also have a tin of formula in my cupboard that I bought after my third was born, just in case.
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I'm fairly sure MAJORITY if mothers would know that loosung 10% of the birthweight is fairly "normal"
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I was never told losing 10% was normal until after a week and they weighed her for going home. I had no idea what was normal and what wasn't
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08-08-2013 08:53 #288Senior Member
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But after the horrific BF'ing ordeal i went thru with my first bub, the decision to FF my second was a relatively simple and guilt-free one. Truth be told, it was actually my husband that made the decision for me and i conceeded.
He said to me, "Formula proved to be the healthier option with [DD]. This bub might be fine with milk, but what he needs much more than breastmilk is a healthy and sane mother. Please dont do this to yourself again."
How could i argue with that? As it turned out, bub #2 latched on like a pro when he was placed on my chest after birth. And he has no sign of milk allergy or any other allergies. He would have been a good one to breastfeed. But i dont regret our decision to FF him. FF'ing allowed me to enjoy our early days and bond and i wish i'd had that with DD. our early days were so filled with anxiety, we never bonded, i suffered PND, and still today we are not close.
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