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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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 01-31-2010 - 10:39pm

Hi!

Deb


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Registered: 07-12-2005
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 10:26am
I think your point about things being highly dependent on the child is the problem I have encountered with LCs and LLL. It seems like in their quest to combat misinformation, they rely on probabilities and statistics and assume that we all fall within the majority--that every one of us can have a successful exclusive breastfeeding relationship with every child if we would just do things the way they tell us. I have twice been told to ignore my own instincts and trudge along the breastfeeding path, and both times, I ended up being in that minority for whom a medical issue was affecting my ability to breastfeed, and trying to force the issue had a negative impact on both me and baby--both in terms of physical health, and because the frustration of trying to force something that was not going to happen was mentally draining.
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Registered: 06-04-2004
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 10:40am

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So this isn't a public message board that anyone in the world can post to? I wonder how I could have gotten that idea...silly me.

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Registered: 12-01-2009
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 11:08am

See how much restraint I've shown by not chiming in to say "didn't breastfeed. didn't care. Gave formula.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 11:22am

I have always asked if the information I'm given applies to me or my child, which ever one I was given the information for. After all, the information is preceded by the words "most", "the average", and "many". If it didn't apply, I discarded it. For me, it started when I was pregnant with Joy. I didn't get morning sickness. Pregnancy was a breeze (something that Joy and Erica hold against me lol). After Joy was born I remember calling up the dr's office and asking the nurse when I was going to feel the postpartum blues because Joy was 6 weeks old and I hadn't yet. All the pregnancy books had mentioned it. Turns out I don't get them. She said that if I hadn't by then, I wasn't going to.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 05-16-2003
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 2:52pm

"That is why I get annoyed with people being extreme and dogmatic about things like this. What works for one, may not work for another. The idea should be to help and support, not send people screaming for the nearest formula aisle."

Delurking here to say I'm not sure where or when you went to a LLL meeting but I have gone off & on for 13 years in 3 different states between my 5 kids & one of the 1st things I have heard at every meeting from the leader is "you know your baby best. This is like a buffet take what works for you & leave the rest behind."

Hardly seems dogmatic or extreme.

Andi



Andi


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Registered: 12-01-2009
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 3:01pm

well true...it was a lactation nurse/consultant who took one look at me and my miserable face and my

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Registered: 04-22-2009
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 5:57pm
I'll park my "Here! Here!" right after yours x 3.
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Registered: 05-16-2003
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 8:04pm
What I always fail to get is when somebody goes seeking help to solve a BF'ing problem & gets upset when given a BF'ing answer. Worse yet, IMO, then they go & tell everyone how "militant & extreme" the IBCLC or LLL leader was. I just can't see how giving good concrete solutions based on solid research is in your face or pushy. Take or leave the information & suggestions, just don't go bad mouthing the person because you didn't like their information. I mean seriously after all the IBCLC's & LLL leaders do not go seeking women out to correct their BF techniques or give some stamp of approval- women come to them.

Andi



Andi


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Registered: 12-01-2009
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 8:15pm

um..ok... I was actually agreeing with you that there were lactation consultants who were sensitive to the needs of all women, just like the one who told me it was ok to stop and clearly saw I was suffering.

I haven't run into any militant breastfeeding advocates in real life - only on message boards LOL

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