Nursing and Natural Child Birth? I'm ...

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Nursing and Natural Child Birth? I'm ...
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Fri, 10-24-2003 - 7:42pm

Nursing and Natural Child Birth? I'm wondering if their is a link .



  • BF and had natural childbirth
  • FF and had natural childbirth
  • BF and had pain medication
  • FF and had pain medication
  • Had a scheduled c-section
  • Other


You will be able to change your vote.


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Avatar for luv_my_boyz
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Registered: 04-07-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 7:44pm
I prefer the ideal of natural childbirth, but had a scheduled c-section because of a fibroid tumor in my uterus.
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Registered: 10-15-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 7:48pm
OUCH! I had a c-section with my first...but after a long arduous labour. Are fibroids painful? I know women who have them for years and don't know it until they become preg.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 7:51pm
you beat me to it...i've been thinking about this poll.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 7:56pm

What are C-section babies supposed to eat? (????)


Oh...do they just fall under the "medication" umbrella?



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Registered: 10-15-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 7:59pm
yeah..sorry about that...I have pregnant brain..lol. Just post if you did. My first was a c-section..and I did nurse.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 8:00pm

I think this topic came up here a long while back on this board. IMO, there is a link, but I don't think it works the same in both directions. By this I mean: I think most if not all women who opt for natural childbirth will go on to BF, indicating a very strong link between the two. However, I do not think the reverse -- that women who opt for medicated birth will go on to FF -- holds true. Pretty much every woman I know has had either a medicated birth (meaning epidural), or a C-section, and the majority also BF (some longer than others, though. A few for just a few weeks).


For myself, I wound up with an unscheduled C-section, but I absolutely knew I would get (and did get) an epidural way before the decision was made to go with the C. I planned to BF, but only did so for 3 weeks before switching completely to formula.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 8:17pm
you're absolutely right..natural birth = bf (unless there's a really extraordinary circumstance), but medicated could be either.

i fit both categories.

with ds i did dialation and 5.5 LONG hours of pushing *unmedicated* only to be prepped for a section. my mw, pushed for epidural (vs spinal), and after relaxing my pelvis for a half hour meds were turned off and i pushed another hour to have my sunny-side up 10lb baby. if i had a spinal, section would've been definite.

with dd, i labored in water,no meds and got out to push 11 SHORT minutes - another sunny-side up baby, but only 9lbs 1oz this time.

i nursed ds 17 mos; and still nursing 7 mos dd.

all i can say about my experience is pretty OT, my midwives were awesome (no episiotomies with with of these big kids).

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Fri, 10-24-2003 - 10:57pm

Sorry I can not vote in your poll. I have had 4 births. 2 were emegnacy c/s (my first 2), then I had a drug induced birth with demoral and an epi (I wsa in labor just the hospital didnt agree sicne it was all in my back) and then I had a natural birth (not by choice, lol). My 1st 2 were also primarly formal fed. My first wouldnt nurse and my 2nd seld weaned at 4 months (was getting supplements). My last 2 did nurse wonderfully. One for 2.5 yrs and the other is going strong at 22 months. Now if you would like to know which I prefer I could vote then, lol.


Opps I can vote, lol. Edited to add this and I did the second other. I always planned on nursingand having an epi.





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Edited 10/24/2003 11:00:15 PM ET by queen.brat

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 10:59pm
I planned to nurse from the time I found I was pregnant but also wanted an epi and asked for one with each labor, lol.



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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 10-25-2003 - 8:18am

Since nobody can control what their actual child birth is going to be, the only thing we can do is HOPE and PLAN for a certain way...


Maybe the better poll would be if you planned on returning to work or not.


Which I think has MORE of a factor on feeding choices.

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