Do you breastfeed your baby?

@ellie26 (4133)
Malaysia
May 15, 2007 3:09am CST
Did you plan to breastfeed your baby or did you decide to give bottle feeding instead? Many reasons contribute to the decision whether to breastfeed or bottlefeed, what was yours?
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• United States
15 May 07
I nursed my first child for twenty-four months and my second child for sixteen months (had to stop because I had to receive medical treatment that would have harmed him). Anyway, I researched this topic thoroughly on the Internet, in the library and with my doctor while I was pregnant with my first child. The health benefits far out-weighed that of bottle feeding, including beyond the first year, so it only made sense for me to choose this option. My doctor was a huge support in terms of diet during the entire process and encouraged me to continue as long as I could. Toward the end with each, I pumped so it wouldn't become an inappropriate situation and my doctor taught me the best ways to store and, based on their age and development, how to serve.
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
15 May 07
I have two boys, my oldest I nursed until he was nine months old, and he weaned himself, my youngest I nursed until he was 6 months old and then he weaned himself. they both went to the bottle after that, using the cup here and there, until they were 1. I loved nursing, the bond that we shared while nursing was wonderful. I miss it, but I do enjoy the convienance of a bottle as well. I never have to worry about, if I can nurse where we are going, or if I'll be out in the van, nursing, while everyone else is enjoying thier dinner, and mine is going cold! But overall, I still miss nursing.
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@ellie26 (4133)
• Malaysia
15 May 07
Yes, we kinda miss the nursing part when our children weaned themselves. Thanks for responding.
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