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Feeling guilty and really confused regarding ff.

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kegs82 Fri 22-Aug-08 22:26:17

I'm 28wks with DC3 and have started looking at feeding options. I managed just over 2 weeks bf DD1 before my milk dried up and with DD2 milk never came in. I gave DD1 C&G as that was what my family had always used and gave DD2 Aptimil as was informed by HV and other ffing mothers that it was best on market.

I've been looking through past threads on formula and have read about the ingredients that formula has and now feel guilty for using these for my DD's and confused as to what I should give DC3. I'm hoping that my milk will come in and wont dry up early but want to be prepared incase formula is needed. I've already made decision to use Dr Brown's bottles as DD2 had really bad colic.

From what I've read Hipp Organic infant seems to be a better choice as it has not been messed about with and seems to be better regulated due to organic tag. Is this a good choice or are they really all much the same?

Sorry post so long especially since not posted in months. Really confused and will appreciate any advice/comments.

TIA smile

usuallytooshytochat Fri 22-Aug-08 22:35:57

I used c&g and aptimil with ds1 for about 2 weeks - they seemed sim to me, after a tricky start with ds1 - my milk was slow starting, so I expressed like crazy while mixed feeding, then switched to exc bf by 12 weeks. There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to bf dc3, with good support from family and friends. I hope you get it.

usuallytooshytochat Fri 22-Aug-08 22:36:18

I mean 12 weeks

chipmonkey Fri 22-Aug-08 23:32:34

kegs, do NOT feel guilty! You did what you had to do with your dd's, if bf doesn't work out then formula is the only thing you can give and I'm sure your babies have thrived on it!smile
Now, first of all, I think you may need the help of a proper bf counsellor with your dc3. Unfortunately a lot of MW's , HV's and GPS don't have adequate knowledge of bf and may not give you correct guidance. Maybe phone the NCT beforehand to get advice?
Can't really advise on formula as have used very little of it with my children but if I were ff, I would probably lean towards Hipp Organic as well as I try to buy organic in my normal shopping!

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