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Breastfeeding or furmula

edited July 2016 in Breastfeeding
Do or did you breastfeed your baby or do or did you give it formula?

I have already decided before I got pregnant that I would rather give him formula for various reasons. I did discuss it with my husband and doctor before giving birth and they gave me a pill after he was here so that I would not produce milk. I have been very happy with my choice although a lot of people will disagree with me. For me the advantages were that I would not have any problems with infections or sore breasts, or not knowing if the baby gets enough milk and most of all my husband and I could organise getting up in the night and feeding our baby better.

We arranged on one night him, one night me, which gave both of us a full night sleep every second day.

What´s your view on this?



  • I'm planning to breastfeed. I read a great book called the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, it is a great book and I highly recommend it, even if you decide not to breastfeed. There's a lot we don't often hear about it, so it's great information and inspiration for being a mom as well as breastfeeding.

  • I completely disagree with your views. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Medical Association (AMA), and World Health Organization (WHO) recommend breastfeeding as the best choice for babies. I fed my babies only on breast milk for the first six months.

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