Pacifiers and breastfeeding

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Pacifiers and breastfeeding
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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 11:33pm
OK, I know we have touched on this subject before but I would like to go over it again. Tell me....whether you bf or ff and if you are for or against pacifiers and why. I am talking newborns and infants. No debating toddler use of pacifiers please;) This is strictly babies!!


christine


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 7:52pm
thinking of which, you STILL avoided my question in another post: if your child was a rare one who couldn't take any formula (rare, but these people do exist) WHAT would you do?

bf & stay off the meds for another 12 mos or so?

or use donated milk? i realize you wouldn't like either but sometimes medical necessity forces our hand at something we didn't think of...

fio nak

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:21pm
Exclusively Pump. I've been on these meds that are safe for 5 years so I'd go it another year (would have if I kept TTC).

I'd NEVER be comfortable or feel safe w/donated milk, wet nurse, etc.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 10:34pm
Thanks for responding. I was just interested in your thought on that. I'm sure it's never a bridge you'd have to cross, but you never know...

As for excl. pumping, anyone who does it, my hat goes off to them. I pump to donate milk and it is a HECK of a job. I couldn't imagine doing it by choice. Also, it is much more likely to end up not having enough milk, as stimulation, even with the best pump avail. is only about 1/3 as effective as a baby. But I was interested to see your response. :-)

Fio.

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