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Old 10-02-2011, 08:14 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by mibarra
I didn't nurse DD1. She was a NICU baby and got a bottle 1st. I tried for a month but she refused. Then I pumped for her til my milk dried up at 3 months and we switched to formula. I had some nurses and LCs telling me to stop bottles and just go for it, but her latch was terrible and she was gaining good weight and happy on bottles and I decided that was more important! Don't feel guilty!! You did what was right for you and your baby and that's all you can do. Don't let anyone ever make you feel bad about it. When people asked me I'd say something "No. We tried but it just didn't work out."
This is my story, exactly. I don't feel guilty at all. We tried, it didn't work and I made sure my baby was fed and happy. Doesn't matter how she was fed, just that she was. She is now a very happy and healthy 3 1/2 year old.
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