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baby milk

(12 Posts)
chelseaannejolley Mon 18-Jul-11 12:34:20

im going to try and breast feed but still going to take milk to hospital what do people recommened ?

hayleysd Mon 18-Jul-11 12:36:22

Different milks agree/disagree with different babies, my 19 month old started on cow and gate but had reflux so had SMA staydown on prescription now it's a bit better he's on cow and gate again

melliebobs Mon 18-Jul-11 16:49:57

i don't meaen to be rude, but if you intend on breastfeeding, why would you need to take in your own formula?

otchayaniye Mon 18-Jul-11 18:37:13

why bother if you're going to breastfeed? It takes longer than 12-48 hours to try and fail

otchayaniye Mon 18-Jul-11 18:48:35

sorry, reading that back it sounded a bit rude and judgy. I don't mean that, but really, if you're in hospital for a few hours you probably wont need it. And if you have to stay in longer and you do, surely someone can nip out?

I reckon having it in your bag will be an incentive!

Plus, they are roughly all the same

Daiso Mon 18-Jul-11 19:54:41

Our hospital provides milk for babies - they also ask you which one you want - think they have SMA Gold and Aptamil.

Daiso Mon 18-Jul-11 19:55:36

Sorry - meant to say, give them a call and ask if they have supplies.

Sirzy Mon 18-Jul-11 19:56:17

Check if your hospital provides milk, mine did and asked which one I wanted.

DS had cow and gate til he moved to cows milk at 12 months and had no problems with it.

Indith Mon 18-Jul-11 20:07:35

You have to call your hospital and see what is provided. I think htat a lot of hospitals these days no longer provide milk for those planning to formula feed. However, I doubt very much that there would be no formula available for those trying to bf but who are struggling horribly. Why don't you ring them and ask them what happens if you are unable to bf?

Chances are though, you'll be fine. I understand that you are worried but try to relax about it. The best thing to do is arm yourself with the name of the bf specialist at your hospital so you know who to ask for help, a couple of helpline numbers and try to go to a bf support group before you give birth both for information and so that you know where to go afterwards when leaving the house feels like a daunting mission. As them to show you how to latch on and ask them about biological nursing too which is a great way of feeding after birth, especially if remembering everything you were told about latching on seems far too hard! (in biological nursing you pretty much stick the baby on your chest and leave him to it).

Remember that in the first few days you are producing colostrum which the baby only takes in tiny little amounts, you are not producing milk. Your baby will most likely want to feed but will not need to for some time after birth. He will not starve if you don't get it right straight away and will not need to have a bottle of formula unless there is a medical need for it (such as low blood sugars) so you will have plenty of time to get used to bf.

Crosshair Mon 18-Jul-11 20:12:57

Maybe ask on the feeding forum also?

beebee1978 Mon 18-Jul-11 20:17:29

My friends just had a baby and is combining breastfeeding and bottle she uses milk that is in disposable bottles from boots don't no the name of it but she says the teats are not as comfy as normal bottles so baby won't get used to being bottle fed. Her baby is now 4 weeks old and it's working well for her

RitaMorgan Mon 18-Jul-11 20:21:23

Babies only need tiny amounts of colostrum in the first few days - it'd be better just to give the baby colostrum in hospital and you can choose to give formula later if you want.

If there is some medical reason to give formula then the hospital will provide it.

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