Breastfeeding or formula?

United States
September 16, 2006 2:45pm CST
Do you think that a woman SHOULD breastfeed only or do you think formula is alright too?
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24 responses
@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
26 Sep 06
i used formula and all my children are just fine.
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@acdc0805 (981)
• United States
5 Oct 06
same with my kids. so i don't think theres really a huge difference.
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@swolecat (1278)
• United States
20 Oct 06
use all of them
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• United States
23 Oct 06
Use all of them? Thank you all for your responses.
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@Brooke3 (614)
3 Oct 06
I think it should be the womans choice. I don't think anyone should judge her on it and I think both have their pros and cons.
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• United States
23 Oct 06
Thank you for your response.
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• United States
2 Oct 06
they say brestfeeding is the best thing for the bab. that may be true but... formula is OK too. if formula was not Ok they wouldnt make it and tell people it is ok to feed to their babies
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• United States
23 Oct 06
Thank you for your response!
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26 Sep 06
Whatever they feel comfortable with, I think neither detracts from their role as a mother.
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@starry (98)
• United States
19 Nov 06
thats so wonderful god bless u
@starry (98)
• United States
19 Nov 06
brst feed the baby learns to bond with momma eat healthy and stay close to her heart
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@KisaMommy (133)
• United States
5 Oct 06
I have had problems producing milk ever since my first child was born.. ..with her.. i tried and tried.. and pumped and pumped.. but to no avail.. she lost nearly 2lbs from her birthweight within two weeks and her doctor was unhappy, I was miserable .. depressed.. crying all the time because all I could do was pump and feed what little i got.. then go right back to pumping just so i could feed what little i would get... so her doctor said.. put her on formula (actually he handed me a can and said "feed her").. for my sanity and her health.. she is 6 years old today.. smart as all get out (got skipped a grade and all that) healthy as anything and is wonderful.. my other children have all been formula fed too.. however.. this last one has needed to be on Soy formula.. as she's having milk issues.. poor baby tummy
@van123 (1288)
• India
5 Oct 06
both
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@i_agree_but (1185)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Oct 06
Brest feeding. Before I answer this question, I like to think about, why this thread was created ? And what was the real motive for this question? When I find nothing wrong, immediately I prefer to answer. However I like questions on science and politics but don't ignore other members requests. I'm thankful to mylot for giving such opportunity to share our views with international members.
@astone83 (129)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I have been nursing my daughter for eight and a half months. I think it is better to nurse if you can. Not only is it better for the baby, but it is so much cheaper and helps you lose the pregnancy weight. I am 5'4" and weighed 115 when I got pregnant and weighed about 155 at the end of my pregnancy. I now weigh 111 after nursing for over 8 months. By the way, how do I change my preferences to allow content of a mature nature? It won't let me use the word b*****feeding.
@sanils (483)
• India
28 Oct 06
i dont knonw wat formula is...
@kshsweet (229)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I did both and my daughter is perfectly healthy.
• United States
28 Oct 06
whatever the mom feels is best for her
@massaj03 (4376)
• United States
28 Oct 06
formula!!
@BROWNEYEZ (448)
• United States
26 Oct 06
THEY SAY BRRASTFEEDING IS HEALTHIER BUT MY DAUGHER HAD FORMULA AND SHE HEALTHY AS DAY
@kati16 (764)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I think it is a personal decision. I did both my children but only for a short time. I did not like to breatfeed but I chose to do it for the heath benefits.
• Nigeria
25 Oct 06
I prefer Br**stfeeding
• Hong Kong
24 Oct 06
welll i think it's alright
• United States
24 Oct 06
I firmly believe that a mother's milk is best. However, I don't think women should be pressured into it. If someone isn't comfortable feeding her baby that way, or if they are unable, they should not be made to feel guilty. I had a friend who found the thought of a baby suckling disgusting. I encouraged her to give it a try, but she didn't. Her baby was a preemie, so she did end up using a pump to help her baby. That was good enough for me. I was proud of her!
@Katy238 (1028)
• United States
24 Oct 06
I nursed my daughter until she was 8 mos, my first son until he was 3 mos (I had to quit soon due to meds) and my baby until he was 11 mos. They are NEVER sick!! I am a proud nursing mother and I advise all women to at least try it!! It is worth it!
• United States
24 Oct 06
i did both in the beginning.