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Old 02-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #61
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Wait. Is the proper way to share coffee with your toddle to use a bottle? All this time I've been making him drink it out of a mug! Off to buy some bottles...


My kids loooove coffee. They steal mine all the time. I wouldnt put it in a bottle though.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:45 PM   #62
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And, again, some people feel the need to come to this thread with their data and links to try to prove that breast is best when no one in this thread has disputed that....

If you have enough time in your day and expertise to teach other moms about infant nutrition, then go find the mom in your town who is putting Kool-Aid/Mountain Dew/Coke/etc. in her baby's bottle and preach it to her. By the time our kids are school-age, you can't tell who was breastfed vs. who was formula-fed, but you can often tell those kids who have never had any proper nutrition at all (and formula-fed babies do NOT fall into that category).
you're being too logical.

don't you know there is no interest in that here?
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Wait. Is the proper way to share coffee with your toddle to use a bottle? All this time I've been making him drink it out of a mug! Off to buy some bottles...
LOL!
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:10 PM   #64
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Wait. Is the proper way to share coffee with your toddle to use a bottle? All this time I've been making him drink it out of a mug! Off to buy some bottles...
LOL!! Yup. With Pixie sticks.
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And there's that gray area between breastfeeding yourself (that sounds kind of awkward) and formula that involves donor milk. I have plenty of breastfeeding friends who are skeeved out by the thought of donor milk. I realize it's anecdotal and regional. I would be interested in knowing how the general population of this country views the idea.
I used some donor milk with recent dd. she was predominantly formula fed, but we were fortunate enough to get some donations in the beginning when she was little, most of it from a friend, the rest from a woman via eats on feets. Problem is its hard to come by- not very many donors, lots of women seeking........ It didn't skeeve me out at all, but it did my sister
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In my circle of friends, just the opposite is true. If you breast feed past six months, and certainly past a year, or the worst ever - tandem nurse, be prepared for eye rolls and negative comments. It goes both ways, believe me.

Eta - Actually, I wouldn't say it goes both ways. I would never roll my eyes or make rude comments to a ff mom. But it is perfectly acceptable the other way around.
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And there's that gray area between breastfeeding yourself (that sounds kind of awkward) and formula that involves donor milk. I have plenty of breastfeeding friends who are skeeved out by the thought of donor milk. I realize it's anecdotal and regional. I would be interested in knowing how the general population of this country views the idea.
With my DD1, I didn't even know there was such a thing as donor milk. When I couldn't breastfeed her, we switched to formula.

When my DD2 & DS were born at 31 weeks, their neonatalogists asked my consent to give them donor milk from the milk bank until my milk came in. I immediately consented... there's something about having a doctor recommend donor milk that makes it seem not weird or skeevy at all. I don't respond to a pump and my DD2 wouldn't stay latched on, so for months I breastfed DS & bottlefed DD2. We used a lot of formula, but also used donor milk from friends and from Human Milk 4 Human Babies when we could get it.
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My friend in high school had a baby and her parents wound up raising him. They gave him a sippy of coffee every morning. He also was given alcohol on more than one occasion. They were finally reported Thankfully.
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In my circle of friends, just the opposite is true. If you breast feed past six months, and certainly past a year, or the worst ever - tandem nurse, be prepared for eye rolls and negative comments. It goes both ways, believe me.

Eta - Actually, I wouldn't say it goes both ways. I would never roll my eyes or make rude comments to a ff mom. But it is perfectly acceptable the other way around.
But I get comments all the time from people that I dont ebf. I actually had several women in a baby wearing group get angry at me because at 6 mo I started adding formula because I was having emotional issues. They told me I needed to just try harder. I now no longer attend because it got so that every time I wwent it was so stressful.

I have never comment on me nursing. well except once when I was nip and someone just had to comment how thoughtful I was for using a cover.
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Maybe not in this thread but it has happened and it happens a lot.
powdered milk is an acceptable choice to regular milk but I would not want to use it unless I absolutely had too.

BTW I did use formula with 2 babies for 8 mths it is a "choice" I had to make for medical reasons but I own that choice I don't let others make me feel bad,judged or guilty for doing so.
That last paragraph exactly. I own my choice too. Yes I made it because of stupid doctors and I wish it was different but I don't feel judged or bad when people talk about the benefits of breastfeeding. It's information, I honestly believe if you are offended by information people out out there, you really need to ask yourself if you are really secure in your choices.
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