Do you believe in breastfeeding?

@KHyuga (1700)
Singapore
September 8, 2006 8:57am CST
Do you believe in breastfeeding your child and why?
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105 responses
@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
15 Sep 06
I did both my kids. Mothers milk has some natural antibodies that you can't get from giving them formula. It's how nature meant it to be, so even if you do it only for a few weeks, you given them a better start in life.
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@KHyuga (1700)
• Singapore
23 Jan 07
Yeah I agree. It's definitely great for the baby.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
15 Sep 06
This is a touchy topic for me. I believe in it, and I blelieve it's best for the baby and I wanted to do, and tried it. And failed. Not once but THREE times. I found it very, very painful. The babies' mouths were like sandpaper, and they wanted to nurse almost non-stop. Even the soothing cream they gave me hurt when I had to wash it off to nurse the baby again. I don't how other women could do it - and so naturally! For myself, I would even say it was a worse experience than childbirth. (With my fourth baby, I didn't even try.)
• United States
20 Oct 06
i was just going to state that they make nursing creams now that you can leave on while bursing.. they do wonders!!!!!!! i really liked the palmers nursing cream
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• United States
23 Oct 06
When babies are nursing, they can not bite. If they bite, they are not sucking, they are playing or experimenting. With my daughter if she bit she would automatically be done nursing, so she learned quickly not to bite.
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@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
16 Sep 06
If you can, you should... some women aren't able to do it, and for others it takes a lot of practice, but it's so much better for the baby. I had a horrible time with it, but did it anyway. My daughter who was a preemie really needed it, preemies don't do well on formula, so I had an extra ounce of motivation.
@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
26 Oct 06
I think if a woman is able to and wants to then she should go for it. Unfortunately I wasn't able to for any of my children, but I don't think their any worse off for it. It's the womans right to choose.
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@tntvdm (186)
• United States
26 Oct 06
With all of my heart. What else can you feed your baby that is tailored SPECIFICALLY to their nutritional needs, fights leukemia, infant lymphoma, and many many other benefits?
• United States
10 Feb 07
Yes I believe in it. My babies didn't want to, so I pumped milk for at least 2 weeks. I wish for more but I wasn't getting much. They say it contains antibodies that will protect your baby. My children's health are on top of my priorities.
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@KHyuga (1700)
• Singapore
10 Feb 07
That's very nice of you. Why would your babies reject your milk? Are they still doing it now? It's only good for them I believe.
@naha123 (1266)
• India
26 Oct 06
It is one of the greatest thing that we cant find anywhere. its the holiest one as for my concern. but nowadays the womens are not doing this for their childs. that should have to change in the future
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• United States
25 Oct 06
Yes absolutely it is the best thing for your child and it gives you both a great personal connection....
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• India
24 Oct 06
ya i belive and every women should do it as their are many reasons for it. 1) mother milk has some contents which makes baby healthy. 2) the growth of baby also become very good and healthy. 3) those babies who get mothers milk are less prone to become fat. and their are many such things which makes mother milk very good for babies.
• India
24 Oct 06
It provides the infant with much needed nutrients, which other alternatives cannot provide.
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• India
23 Oct 06
I truely belief in brea*s feed. Whenever I will gahve a kid of my own I would brea*t fed herhim. It gives a different kind of satisfaction to a mother and I really dont care about my figure. For me the health of my child is more important
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• United States
23 Oct 06
i do but i was scared with my first. my second will be different though.
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• United States
20 Oct 06
I was planning on BF my daughter but things didnt work out like I wanted them too. My milk never came in like it was suppose to.. only 2 weeks and then it was gone. And there was nothing I could do about it. So since 2 weeks my daughter has been on formula and is VERY healthy.
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@BuffMom (2215)
• United States
20 Oct 06
yes because its the best way to feed your child. its healthy and natural we have been doing for all time so why stop now
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@kikiss (431)
• Australia
17 Oct 06
yes,its very healthy for the baby the milk contain all nutrition that the product milk from the can is lacking.
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@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
10 Oct 06
Yes cause it was the most natura and direct way of feeding to the baby provided the mother should be in good health at the same time.
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@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
5 Oct 06
A lot of women believe in nursing their babies but for a variety of reasons, usually medical, just cannot so their only option is to give the baby formula. Do not judge someone who is giving their baby a bottle of formula unless you know all the circumstances. Oh, I did nurse my own child but as he was premmie it was a bit of an uphill struggle for a while, but I was determined to do what I had to so he would grow and could come home. My decision turned out to be for the best in the long run but not everyone has the support that I did.
• Canada
16 Sep 06
Yes, I believe in breatsfeeding. I believe that it is the building blocks for a healthy child and it creats a strong bond between the child and the mother.
@SilPhil (267)
• Australia
10 Feb 07
I believe it depends on the circumstance. I tried my hardest but had to give up at 6 weeks. I know it is scientifically better for bubs, but I figure a happy and healthy mother is even better. And if the means formula, then so be it!
• India
16 Sep 06
Yes ofsourese I do..It is a mother's prime duty to feed the baby,,It gives all antibodides which prevent the child frm ailments ,,,increases the immunity,, and creates a bond and shapes the realtion beween mom and baby,,
@van123 (1288)
• India
5 Oct 06
i agree with u
@KHyuga (1700)
• Singapore
28 Oct 06
Yeah that's very true.