Daycare and infant feeding

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Daycare and infant feeding
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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 10:22am

Hi! It's been pointed out to me that this board is debating infant feeding, while the Breastmilk vs. Formula board has been debating daycares. I thought I would bring that topic here for discussion.


The questions being asked are this:


Do either BF or FF babies require more overall care at daycare?


Do either BF or FF babies require more one-on-one time at daycare?


Should there be a different fee for daycare for either BF or FF babies?


And another question that's been asked in other threads but I thought

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 11:33am
Yes, it is a very sensitive issue. That's why I imagine it would be very important to have an clear policy and procedure for talking to a parent about HIV testing if her breastmilk was fed to the wrong infant. By asking, I meant just that. Not demanding.
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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 12:07pm

Raw cow's milk has the antibacterial properties as breastmilk. It gets pasteurized not because of bacteria but for transpiration and long term shelf life. It's quite safe to drink straight from the cow. That's why few people got sick from it before pasteurization and large production dairy farming. Drinking the milk that was milked from your own cow that morning is totally different from drinking milk that was milked several weeks ago from cows that live in crowded conditions and then transported hundreds of miles to sit on a shelf in the grocery store refrigeration before it bought and brought home to drink. That's what pasteurization is for. In the past, butter, cheese, kefir, and yogurt were the ways that people prolonged the life of raw milk.

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 12:45pm

<<...and that their parents need to have the rules & expectations of the care provider explained to them either longer or more thoroughly--I am not clear about that last point. It doesn't make sense to me at all, no matter how I might word it!>>


I think what she meant (you got this from Spencer's post, right?) is that each day, when the parent picks up the child from daycare and the provider briefs the parent on what happened with the child that day, that the breifing would take longer with a breastfed child than it would with a formula fed child.

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 12:53pm
OK, I grew up next to farms, and we got milk from neighbors. However, they never gave us milk that had not been boiled first. There are some nasty infections you can get from raw milk.

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 1:01pm

Oh, I'm sure she wouldn't mind, she loves board-hopping, lol!


I just invited her over here.

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 1:23pm

So can you share what posters on the other board are bringing up as reasoning for how ff babies & bf babies are different & need different levels of care?


Certainly I'll share some of the rationales I've heard ... but these were heard elsewhere, not in the thread on the Breastmilk v Formula board.

 


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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 1:34pm
Chris said:

 


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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 1:35pm
Ok thanks, I was way too lazy to go read another board, lol. but I was interested & wondering if there was any kind of issue we hadn't thought of here.

In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 1:40pm
No, I find it hard to fathom that any of this would mean that bacteria do not multiply rapidly in stored breast milk. There may be some inhibition of growth, but I doubt it is as effective as stated.

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 1:58pm

I'm sorry you're having trouble fathoming it.

 


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