what would you do?

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Registered: 02-28-2007
what would you do?
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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 10:23am
Dh told me if we ever had another baby (I am suspecting a little bean now ;) that he is 100% against breastfeeding. We have 3 children. 2 were formula bottle fed (due to my health issues, 1st was medication, 2nd was eczema across my breasts, super painful), middle was breastfeed. Started out very rocky, Dr said he had breastmilk jaundice but my milk didn't come in for 5 days so I think that was why. He did awful on formula but wanted bottles so I exclusively pumped for at least a month until I was able to transition him back to breast. He was then nursed for 15 months!
I liked pumping, it felt empowering to be able to still provide him milk. But I liked feeding all my babies! One thing I like about bottles is that you can see how much they eat. And I never had supply issues ep well if anything oversupply!
Would you honor your husband? Or try to ep (at least some?)
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Registered: 05-25-2011
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 11:12am

It might help to understand why your husband is so opposed to breastfeeding.

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Registered: 05-25-2011
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 11:13am

I would also have to say that having a supportive husband helps make EPing possible for me.

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Registered: 12-14-2010
Sun, 01-08-2012 - 3:54am

with my first (born 4/20/10) i ried to breastfeed for a few weeks...it was really hard on me, very stressful, and i hated it...long story short i ended up stopping and felt super guilty, so i started to pump, i ended up pumping til she was about 10 months when i found out i was preg with #2. i used up my freezer stash and mage it to a year. with #2 (born 11/18/12) i was determined to breastfeed...my husband was totally against me even trying, he felt i should go straight to pumping. i ended up breastfeeding for a whopping day in the hospital and had a breakdown and asked for the pump...i'm pumping for her now, and it is hard and time consuming but i'm able to do it because he is supportive and understands the need and benefits of breastmilk and totally supports what i'm doing. he saw what an emotional wreck i was the first time and wanted to save me from that this time around but i had to at least try...i think if it's important to you, you should do it...and you should explain to him how much easier it would be with his help and support.