How Would You Respond Challenge

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Registered: 01-16-2009
How Would You Respond Challenge
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Thu, 09-16-2010 - 4:43pm

Here is your challenge - I would like to post a few BF/FFing questions and I want you to post a response from one or more of the following:

- the pre-1st-time-pregnant you,
- the first-time-pregnant you,
- the after-your-first-baby-was-born you
- the after-your-baby-turned-one-year you

Then, if you want, what you would say to her now.

Or pick another time in your life that seems more pertinent to you then how you would respond now.

Here's the first few questions:

1. What baby formula is the highest quality and best tasting on the market. Are organic formulas better?

2. How many ounces of formula/breast milk should a 6 month old baby be eating?

3. What age should you stop breast feeding?




~*~ Catherine, mom to three grown men - Jason, Michael & Joshua and Granma to Christopher & Leia.



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~*~ Catherine, mom to three grown men - Jason, Michael & Joshua and Granma to Christopher & Leia.


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Registered: 01-16-2009
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 7:11pm

More response challenges:

1. "My son was a preemie so I had to supplement with special formula for six weeks so he could get the phosphates he missed in utero."

2. "No matter how long I waited until feeding, my breasts didn't fill up."

3. "Unless you want to eat really healthy, your breast milk is no better than formula."

4. "My baby was allergic to my breast milk."

5. "I had to supplement until my milk came in since it took five days."




~*~ Catherine, mom to three grown men - Jason, Michael & Joshua and Granma to Christopher & Leia.



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Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Angel and Memorial tickers





Pregnancy Stories By Age - 43-56+yrs old!




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~*~ Catherine, mom to three grown men - Jason, Michael & Joshua and Granma to Christopher & Leia.


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Registered: 07-11-2006
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 9:42pm

- the pre-1st-time-pregnant you:

I would not talk about breastfeeding with the pre-pregnant me. She may not have been able to have a baby and now that I know the intensity of breastfeeding and parenting, it is too much for her to have handled.

- the first-time-pregnant you,

"Listen to that lady in the book store. Go to LLL. Breastfeed. It's not something you can learn about in a book, it's a social thing. You won't regret it."

- the after-your-first-baby-was-born you

"Trust yourself."

- the after-your-baby-turned-one-year you

"Really. It'll be OK. It's a good thing."

>>What baby formula is the highest quality and best tasting on the market. Are organic formulas better?<<

Don't fret about perceived differences in formula. It's all the same, really.

>>How many ounces of formula/breast milk should a 6 month old baby be eating?<<

Formula: I just don't know about, but breastmilk? you don't have to worry about ounces. That is one of the many beauties of breastfeeding. Baby's needs change by the day and by the week, just follow the cues and trust your instincts.

>>What age should you stop breast feeding?<<

There is no "right age". Weaning happens. It may happen earlier than you plan, or it may happen later. Either way, do it lovingly. If you have a choice, lean to the longer side. Many moms regret weaning early, few, if any, regret nursing "too long".










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Fri, 09-17-2010 - 9:38am


A= the pre-1st-time-pregnant me,
B= the first-time-pregnant

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Registered: 06-16-2010
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 9:54am

I'n going to pretend this is a good friend or family member that is telling me this, because if it's a stranger or co-worker my answer would just be something like "nod and say 'oh. hm.'"



1. "My son was a preemie so I had to supplement with special formula for six weeks so he could get the phosphates he missed in utero."



All would say "wow, that's awful, that must have been really expensive too!" I wouldn't mention breastfeeding unless I knew the situation really well.



2. "No matter how long I waited until feeding, my breasts didn't fill up."



A+B=that's awful!



C: I've heard that we make milk constantly and that you don't have to have that "full" feeling to have adequate milk.



D: I thought the same thing at first. But the only time I had that really full feeling was in the beginning when my supply was regulating, and later when it had been longer than usual between feedings. There was really never a time when there was not enough milk, just look at my fat little baby!



3. "Unless you want to eat really healthy, your breast milk is no better than formula."



A+B: really? where did you hear that? (in a confused tone, because I would've been)



C: I don't think that's true. I've read studies that counter that. But no worries, I do eat pretty healthy.



D: I don't think that's true...everything I've read has said that even women with extremely poor diets make adequate milk for their babies; baby still gets antibodies that formula doesn't have, Plus

Kevali


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