I am 18 currently having my first baby, I am 33 weeks along and very excited about it all =] but I don’t really like the fact of breast feeding. I have agreed to breast feed for the first 3 days so she can get the colostrum that helps with their immune system. I was brought up on formula from day dot and I don’t see anything really wrong with it, I know many people say its bonding with your child… But I also see its bonding for my partner with hes own child if I bottle feed as he is never home and works 3 jobs I just think its something special for him to experience when hes come home from a long day at work =] I know how a mother feels when shes breast feeding her own baby its wonderful but like my partner would feel the same… My mum agrees with me but hes parents don’t and that’s hard for me to accept but my boyfriend likes the idea of me bottle feeding so he can have time to bond with hes daughter and experience everything a woman does with their child… Sorry if that’s long, just wondering what you think about all of this =] thanks guys xo
I currently exclusively breast feed. But my production is low for how much he eats. He is two months old. I have to start supplementing. I know formula with choline and DHA and ARA ingredients are best as they are found in breast milk. Just wanting to know what others use as supplements or who just use formula. I actually am really upset I have to use a supplement I wanted to only breast feed but doctor said I need to if he is eating that much and my production isn’t keeping up. Going to a lactation consultant tomorrow as well this only started over the weekend for me. I been using an immune support formula for the weekend that has the essentials I named above as well as iron. I only have to use formula it seems as a supplement in late afternoons and evenings as the breast milk has run out and not producing fast enough for him by those times. I have a pump and tried that as well to get production going its still the same. not better or worse. Just curious what others do for formula or any similiar situations.