Has the debate changed?
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|Wed, 09-01-2010 - 6:48pm|
I was thinking about the debate - has it changed over the years? So I went back to see what we were debating in 2002.
Here's what I found - lots of names I don't recognize, more personal stories and feelings and not so much of the scientific studies:
Breast or Bottle?
Well now ... that would be the question with no simple answer. Or is it simple for you?
Did/do you breastfeed your baby or use a bottle? Did/do your baby bottles contain breastmilk or formula?
I'm walking thru the mall. I see a mom with a brand new beautiful baby. I sit down on the bench next to hers. I compliment her on the baby. I ask, "Are you nursing or using bottles?" "Well, I'm trying to nurse", she replies, "but the baby was wanting to eat every two hours because I'm not making enough milk so we have bottles too." My next comment is to let her know that it is very normal for newborns to want to nurse frequently. The discussion continues with my informing the mom about supply/demand, etc.
Does anyone here ever watch Dr. Phil?, m-
I normally don't but I heard they would discuss potty training yesterday and since my daughter 2yrs. cries if I try to put underpants on her, she wants her daiper, I thought I'd watch. Anyway he had a lady on about extended nursing she was still breastfeeding her baby along with 2 older siblings I think they were 5 and 8. Just thought that posed an interesting concept. How do you decide when is time to wean, either from breast, bottle, paci., or sippy cup?
New to this board, hope you don't mind & question......
I read an article from an archive on ABC that said many breastfeeding moms feel sorry for bottle fed babies. Is this true? I have never heard of that before and thought it to be a bit strange, maybe because the people that I know who have/had babies that breastfed always supported my decision.
How's this for debate--breastfeeding another woman's child (m)
Recently in my state, a daycare worker was fired for breastfeeding a daycare baby that was not her own. The worker said that she tried giving the baby other forms of nutrition and the baby refused everything, so she at last resorted to breastfeeding the infant (who was evidently a breastfed baby). Her defense (according to her lawyer) is that this is culturally accepted where she is from.
Lurker with a question (m)
I have read more than once on this board that some women are so uncomfortable about breastfeeding in front of anyone but their DH that they simply won't do it. I am puzzled by this.
Is breastmilk ALWAYS best?(m)
I was thinking about this last night as I spent another sleepless night with a screaming baby. My son is very sensitive . He screams for 24hr if I eat spicy foods, broccoili, cabbage, some greens (collards, mustard greens). He is also allergic to dairy. I was prepared for that, as my first was too and on soy formula.
Okay, does this bother anyone else as much as it bothers me? (m)
I have recently heard of a kind of bottle that is "hands-free". You can give your baby a bottle without even holding him/her!!!!!
- by lisabc311
Breastfed babies less likely to be abused?
"Independent research has shown that babies who cry more are more likely to be abused. Breastfed babies on average cry about half as much as bottle-fed ones. This is partly because they can be fed whenever they are hungry. They don't need to wait for formula to be mixed and bottles to be warmed up."
Want to look up some of the old debates yourself? I just put this in the address line, and then changed to the number - 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, etc.