Breast or Bottle?

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Registered: 03-09-2004
Breast or Bottle?
Tue, 09-13-2011 - 4:49pm

Will you breastfeed your baby or bottlefeed?

Will you pump milk or formula feed?

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Registered: 09-27-2011
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 4:46pm
I have always been a huge breastfeeding proponent, I nursed all my children exclusively from between 15 months to up to 25 months.

However, this time I am just not feeling it. I nursed my last little guy so long because he was supposed to be my last, and I didn't want the experience to end. This one most definitely WILL be my last though but yet I am not feeling the draw to it.

What's wrong with me? To me (just for me personally) it seems dumb to not nurse when I am fully capable, because why should I pay so darned much for something I get free? We aren't well off and shouldn't spend the money on formula if we don't need to.

I am wondering if I will feel it by the time the baby is born. If not, I'm secretly excited about bottle feeding. I've had 4 children and never bottle fed any of them. I almost feel like I'm missing out on something.

Am I a nut?
Jen, momma to 3 DDs, 1 DS, and 2 StepDDs - expecting our 7th! having a baby
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 1:48am

Breastfeeding here.

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Registered: 12-18-2003
Mon, 04-09-2012 - 2:20pm

I am going to try BFing but

Cheryl, Mom to 3 year old Aeryn via adoption, TTC since 2003 and finally pregnant via Donor Egg!