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zoesmum2012 Wed 13-Nov-13 11:22:05

Just really wanted to open chat about the above cos I don't think bf is all that and ff isn't as bad is its made out to be my dd bf for few day then ff and she's fine!! Even my hv said studys about bf don't tell the truth cos money family support etc isn't taken into account ps no nasty comments on how am evil etc

star15 Wed 13-Nov-13 12:03:39

I try'd to bf my daughter and it was to working for either of us, my GP was great when I said I had stopped and said it's not for everyone, however my HV was a total bitch about it and basically told me I was letting my child down by giving up.

I know to children that got BF for a year and both are constantly ill, with cold, coughs etc.

I think each to their own, it's your child and you should do what you feel is best for you and baby.

mrsmartin1984 Wed 13-Nov-13 12:23:15

Which study shows that FFing is alright and on a par with BFing? (which isn't funded my formula companies) Every once in a while a new study comes out showing something else that breast milk does which we didn't know. Recent ones show that it protects against HIV, they have better mental health, people who breast feed are more likely to accept organ donation, more intelligent and less likely to be obese.

Thats not me being horrible, that's stating the facts. Cue angry people saying how I am being judgemental and making women feel "guilty"

Meringue33 Wed 13-Nov-13 12:24:26

Good try, OP biscuit

MyMILisfromHELL Wed 13-Nov-13 12:28:12

What about long term health?

AngelsLieToKeepControl Wed 13-Nov-13 12:28:15

They are both perfectly valid ways to feed your child, there are pros and cons to both, make your own choice based on your own circumstances, and stop trying to kick off yet another bun fight about bf/ff.

JollySeriousGiant Wed 13-Nov-13 12:31:38

The studies prove the long term health benefits of BF. For both the mother and child. That's why BF is preferable.

If we link to decent medical studies, will you read them, op?

MyMILisfromHELL Wed 13-Nov-13 12:32:49

Formula is laced with heavy metals. It is reconstituted cow's milk, originally intended to feed calves. It is not on par with human milk at all. Your hv sounds thick & should not be in her job.

WaspsInTheHouse Wed 13-Nov-13 12:35:45

Put a boob and a bottle in an arena and let them fight it out!!

MyMILisfromHELL Wed 13-Nov-13 12:38:24

Formula is only valid where baby can not bf, not when mum refuses to. Every newborn deserves human milk. If only for a few days.

Chopsypie Wed 13-Nov-13 12:38:48

Have the Huns invaded?

Who gives a shit how/why others feed their baby? Surely it's no ones business but the parents?

Poor attempt to start a bun fight

Pobblewhohasnotoes Wed 13-Nov-13 12:41:14

Oh, this again....

Pass the popcorn someone.

For what it's worth I tried to bf, it failed as I didn't produce any milk which turned out to be because of having an under active thyroid. Spent hours trying to express and get a baby to latch on who just would scream. It was torture for both of us. But I'd try again if I had number two

Breast is best. But formula keeps many many babies (like mine) alive. Thank god we have that alternative.

Locketjuice Wed 13-Nov-13 12:41:47

Why want you want to discuss how another mum feeds her baby?
One of mine was BF other was FF.
The point?
Both get poorly but both are okay the majority of the time. smile

Really really don't get these threads...

MoominsYonisAreScary Wed 13-Nov-13 12:44:47

I have 4 and have bf and ff

Didnt even try to bf ds1 because I didnt want to. Hes an adult now and couldnt care less how I fed him as a baby

ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 13-Nov-13 12:50:31


I'm settled with my feeding choices.
You're settled with your feeding choices.
She's settled with her feeding choices.

We're settled with our feeding choices.
You're (pl) settled with your feeding choices.
They're settled with their feeding choices.

So let's just leave it, ay?

<<removes sppon from OP's grasp>>

BeansAndCheese Wed 13-Nov-13 12:53:31

I agree with locket. You get all the info you need to make a choice. People who ff will tell you its fine, people who bf will tell you it's not. I bf, and hope to do it again. Hv dont know anything everything. They are certainly not experts on bf. I found that out the hard way!

gamerchick Wed 13-Nov-13 12:59:29

Chuckling at the image of a boob and a bottle scrapping it out grin

I'm pro baby's getting fed full stop.. but I would love it if all baby's were given colostrum for the first few days of their life. After that... crack on.

zoesmum2012 Wed 13-Nov-13 13:17:47

Am not trying to start a fighrt just really wondering if bf and ff babies are that really just the same I was bf but uive had mental illness probs with weight while dh was ff and fit and well

stargirl1701 Wed 13-Nov-13 13:23:36

So, maybe you should go and do some reading about the subject rather than start threads such as this one.

sonlypuppyfat Wed 13-Nov-13 13:26:00

I have 3DCs none of them ever had a bottle I really couldn't be bothered with the faff of bottles cleaning them getting up in the middle of the night ugh I'm far too lazy for that. How you feed your baby is up to you. In my opinion ff is for people who can't feed.

TotallyBenHanscom Wed 13-Nov-13 13:40:54

There are pros and cons with both. I found the cons with breastfeeding tended to be painful - engorged breasts, mastitis, nearly chewed off nipples, stretch marks.

First DC I exclusively breast fed, by the third DC I was working so found it impossible. Thank you SMA for making my life easier!

Whatever suits you and your lifestyle, pay no attenton to the haters.

MoominsYonisAreScary Wed 13-Nov-13 13:42:26

It really doesnt matter what other people think, as long as you are happy with how you feed

ShowOfBloodyStumps Wed 13-Nov-13 13:56:19

What on earth are 'haters'. I've never seen this term used before and suddenly, it's used on the last 4 breastfeeding threads I've read. Has it replaced breastapo or lactivist? I need to update my bfing cliché book.

Faithless12 Wed 13-Nov-13 13:56:43

Why do people care what others think of their choices? Would you be embarrassed if someone off the street said they didn't like your husband/partner?
Do what's best for your child and make peace with it whatever your decision. Arguing studies are flawed or are scare mongering is a waste of energy. The studies prove what is best for baby not what is best for the individual family.

sittinginthesun Wed 13-Nov-13 14:16:37

Have I wandered onto the wrong forum?

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