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Breast Milk or Formula?

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Natalya posted this 26 August 2018

I attended a forum that stressed that breastfeeding is the ideal and only way to feed your baby. I am not endowed when it comes to boobs and not sure if i will have enough milk. What do you guys think about formula feeding or breast feeding?

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Heather posted this 27 August 2018

I breastfed for as long as I could, about a month then switched to formula because he threw so much up. So we had to add oatmeal to his formula as well. They thought my milk was sour but then he kept throwing that up, just acid reflux. Anyways he only got breast milk for about a month but he's very healthy. Very rarely gets sick and always been like that.

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Jessie posted this 27 August 2018

Your breast size does not matter when producing milk. Trust me they will enlarge when they are full. Some people get more milk than others though, nothing to do with the size though. If you can breastfeed though I would do it, for at least as long as you can. It's the most natural, your body is meant to do it and it's free. Plus it gives you a bond that you wouldn't have endured otherwise. It's special.

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Eva posted this 28 August 2018

I will stick with formula. My nipples are already sore and i have implants.

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Shameka posted this 26 August 2018

Breast size doesn't matter I think. Long as the ducts are working! I wanted to breast feed, but it didn't work out for me. As long as baby is being fed, that's all that matters. Everyone isn't able to breast feed and some may just not want to.

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Katelyn posted this 28 August 2018

I did for a few weeks, it hurt way too much and it stressed my baby out. I don’t think I was producing enough milk to satisfy my nugget. I had to switch to formula and he’s happy as a clam! And healthy too!

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Emma posted this 28 August 2018

Try to breastfeed but they’ll be fine with formula. We did both.

 

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Becca posted this 29 August 2018

I think breastfeeding is best. Definitely cheaper. Lots of pain in the beginning but it does go away and it’s worth it.

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Ashley posted this 03 September 2018

Good question. And a lot of great comments. Sometimes things happen with the birthing experience too when you don't get to see the baby right away. Well, the nurses have to feed the baby with or without your supply. I mentioned on another post....we do the best we can with what we know! I pumped for 6 weeks because the baby wouldn't latch. I have never been more exhausted because my supply was very healthy! I quit after 6 weeks and switched to formula. But in the beginning, all she had was formula for 3 or 4 days.

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LaKeisha posted this 21 October 2018

I did both with my baby.   I think that either high quality formula or breast milk will make for healthy nutrition.   

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Jenifer posted this 28 August 2018

I have researched and found that breast feeding tends to be a lot healthier for the baby. Even if you only breast feed at the beginning and then switch to formula afterwards is better than feeding formula the whole time. There are so many natural nutrients that the baby misses out on if you do not breast feed at first. 

Amy posted this 29 August 2018

I breastfed for six weeks because that's what I was recommended to help boost their immune system and then after that I was done. It hurt and I was sore and tired. Very emotional. My kid seems to be doing good. Doesn't ever really get sick either.

Kelly posted this 29 August 2018

Breast size won't affect your milk production. 

As for the decision, it's a personal choice of what works best for you. I breastfed until I developed mastitis that wouldn't clear up around four months. I was super bummed but life goes on. My boy is happy and healthy and that's all that matters. 

Abby posted this 30 August 2018

Yeah, breast size doesn’t matter. It’s amazing what the body can do. If you want to breastfeed you’ll be able to but if you don’t want to formula will give you a healthy child as well.

Caitlyn posted this 30 August 2018

I think breast feeding is a good thing if you can. Sometimes mother's have difficulty doing so if they don't make enough milk or some other type of problem though. I think it is a personal preference in the end. What ever your baby seems to do the best with is what matters most. 

Amanda posted this 30 August 2018

Breastfeeding is always the BEST way to feed your baby because it is so healthy for them. However, it is 2018! Just feed your baby. formula or no formula. Breastfeeding can be challenging and very hard, but if you keep going, don't stop, have them on your boob long enough you will be able to produce just fine. 

Amanda posted this 30 August 2018

 Same with me. My child had really bad acid reflux until he was 7 months. He just grew out of it. I don't think it had anything to do with my breast milk or formula

I breastfed for as long as I could, about a month then switched to formula because he threw so much up. So we had to add oatmeal to his formula as well. They thought my milk was sour but then he kept throwing that up, just acid reflux. Anyways he only got breast milk for about a month but he's very healthy. Very rarely gets sick and always been like that.

sandra posted this 30 August 2018

Whatever works for you! Everyone is going to have an opinion, but if you end up not producing enough milk then there are plenty of ways for your baby to still get the nutrients they need. As long as you speak with the doctor, they can give you plenty of options to make sure your child is healthy. 

Katie posted this 31 August 2018

The size of your breasts will not matter in milk production.  I know everyone always says "Breast is Best" but you need to do what is going to be best for you and your baby.  If your milk comes in great and the flow of breastfeeding is working for you and your baby then that is awesome!  If you are stressed and it isn't working then it is okay to go to formula.  Give it a good try but dont beat yourself up if you need to switch  to formula! 

aubrey posted this 31 August 2018

I would say start to breastfeed, but if it gets too complicated or overwhelming just go to formula. Either way, you have to feed your baby

Jessica posted this 03 September 2018

I agree with some others on here. I believe it is very important to breast feed at first if not full time. There are many nutrients the baby will lose if you don't breast feed at first. Formula has some nutrients, but just not the same as the natural ones in breast milk. 

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