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Old 03-11-2009, 12:13 AM   #120
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Re: Does anyone have a grandmother that never nursed?

My mom's mom tried to nurse mom but she says she couldn't keep mom awake to feed her... So I wonder if formula keeps babies awake? She said she tried to nurse my uncle but after not much time she started him on formula and rice cereal. He demanded too much.

My Dad's mom had no choice... they were dirt poor and couldn't afford formula... post world war 2 Germany was tough!

My mom didn't even attempt it, but that's pretty common among folks my age.

My great grandmother... she was awesome. She BF'd her 3kids. And the neighbor's kids. Even when she was nursing TWINS.

Most likely I'm the lengthiest nurser... my daughter is 2 and still going at least once a day. She even lasted through my pregnancy... and she's so happy she held out now that I have so much milk again! I gotta say, it's nice to have a natural pump for those times when baby just won't take enough to reduce the engorgement!
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