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    I think most of you are misunderstanding why I'm frustrated. I'm frustrated because I see a massive double standard often on the hub about what we're allowed to discuss in regards to breastfeeding, not because I'm taking it personally.
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    It is such an interesting article. 😊 Thanks for sharing!
    I agree with PP that extended breastfeeding can be linked to more advantageous social backgrounds, but it's interesting that they tried to account for that in the study.

    I'm glad that it makes a small difference and it makes me more confident that I'm making the right decision for me and my 2.5 year old. ☺️

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    Can I say as a breastfeeder I never saw myself as superior to ff mums, in fact i was jealous, and to be brutally honest, a little bit resentful.

    Having dd attached to me, wanting comfort boob during the night so it was always up to me, being restricted in what clothes I could wear and never being able to leave her for a couple of hours as an infant and never overnight... Having her BITE me and scratch me and pull my hair....
    The clogged ducts.....
    Being the one solely responsible to put her down for sleeps....

    when I saw articles discrediting any long term positives of breast feeding it made me feel really disheartened and wonder why the hell was I putting up with this?!?

    That's why my back gets up a bit when I can't feel I'm doing the best for my baby. I would like to think I did all this for a reason and it's been worthwhile.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Can I say as a breastfeeder I never saw myself as superior to ff mums, in fact i was jealous, and to be brutally honest, a little bit resentful.

    Having dd attached to me, wanting comfort boob during the night so it was always up to me, being restricted in what clothes I could wear and never being able to leave her for a couple of hours as an infant and never overnight... Having her BITE me and scratch me and pull my hair....
    The clogged ducts.....
    Being the one solely responsible to put her down for sleeps....

    when I saw articles discrediting any long term positives of breast feeding it made me feel really disheartened and wonder why the hell was I putting up with this?!?

    That's why my back gets up a bit when I can't feel I'm doing the best for my baby. I would like to think I did all this for a reason and it's been worthwhile.....
    This ^^

    Not to mention the 3 months of pain I put up with at the start and the 3-4 bouts of mastitis. And still going strong now at 14 months! (And I'm *still* the one responsible for sleep)

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    This ^^

    Not to mention the 3 months of pain I put up with at the start and the 3-4 bouts of mastitis. And still going strong now at 14 months! (And I'm *still* the one responsible for sleep)
    I feel so similar ladies. It has nothing to do with an 'us against them' mentality or feeling superior or whatever else. It has to do with this past year being f***ing hard and just enjoying reading studies or articles that say 'hey it might have been worth it.' Obviously I have found it all 'worth it' in many areas of raising DS and our relationship or I wouldn't have kept powering through when I was finding it really tough but I don't understand why it has to be bad to want to share articles and research with each other that delve into potential further benefits. I was also thinking about the study in kind of a joking way anecdotally....DH was breastfed until two, myself until 9 months, and he earns way more money than me. Damn you mother!!!! 💪😝
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    Thanks for sharing your story HB 💛

    My sister was born premature in the early 70s and my mom didn't breastfeed her or express, I'm sure there's a multitude of reasons why that have to do with that time. She's also learning disabled, the severity of which has a lot to do with that era as well (ie no intervention in school, she went a long time without oxygen, etc). I look at 'success' stories of premmies now and often wonder if her life and learning abilities would be different if she had been born now instead of then. I have a girlfriend who's baby was recently born just as premature as my sister and she was encouraged to express and feed him EBM. I agree with you that in cases of my sister and your daughter those 'points' could and probably would make a difference.
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    Touching on PND. I've been battling PND since DS was born, anxiety eating away at me over every decision and choice I have had to make. Articles like this help me feel more confident which in turn helps me battle my anxiety and depression. We all have our stories, one mother's doesn't trump the other.

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    This reminds me of this wisdom I have read recently:
    To the mom who's breastfeeding: Way to go! It really is an amazing gift to give your baby, for any amount of time that you can manage! You're a good mom.
    To the mom who's formula feeding: Isn't science amazing? To think there was a time when a baby with a mother who couldn't produce enough would suffer, but now? Better living through chemistry! You're a good mom.

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