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Old 02-01-2013, 07:04 PM   #215
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Re: Deciding not to breast feed in advancei

Originally Posted by qsefthuko View Post

I have always considered pumping and feeding to be breastfeeding. True the milk took a detour before getting to baby but the milk is still breastmilk. Am I wrong on this?
Yup, someone will argue "there's more to breastfeeding than breastmilk" and the passive immunity is lost once the milk is expressed, etc. But yeah I am with you there - huge difference between pumping and just giving formula from birth... Nobody bashes the mama whose baby has cleft palate, or was born premature and never latched, etc. - I give credit where credit is due, and expressed milk is far superior to the canned powdered artificial stuff. I honestly think pumping full-time is more time consuming than exclusively breastfeeding! And HUGE kudos to the adoptive mamas who induce lactation so they can feed their babies, I might add.
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