Breast or Bottle?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Breast or Bottle?
Tue, 11-20-2012 - 2:12pm

Are you planning on breastfeeding, pumping or formula feeding your baby?  What factors played a role in making that decision?

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 2:08pm

We're a combo family.  My first two I breastfed exclusively, but I went into the hospital for two months when my third was four months old, so he was bottle fed for a while.  After that we kept doing both; then I had to stop bfing completely because of the medication I started.  It turns out that DS3 is lactose intolerant, anyway, so I would have to stop bfing regardless.  Anyway, I'll have to stop that medication when I get pregnant again, so I'll stay off it and bf and pump until I feel I need to go back on -- hopefully at least a year.  The bottle feeding is also nice because DH gets to spend some Quality Bonding Time with the baby, and I can get out for a few hours without worrying that the baby won't take a bottle.