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Old 11-21-2007, 11:04 AM   #11
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i didnt know what formula was until i was in HS and a friend had a baby and asked me to make her a bottle i was like uh...ur boobs are attatched to you dude
Hahahahha, I didnt know about Formula either! lol

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Old 11-21-2007, 11:07 AM   #12
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Yes, my Mom BF all 6 of us, but mostly until we got teeth. My sister Beth was the longest at 9 mo, and my oldest brother George was the least at 2 weeks (they moved then & were just married, so she weaned really early). My oldest brother is going to be 50 this January, so she did it when nursing wasn't cool. And both my sisters BF their kids, so I did see it with them. No formula in our family!
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:24 AM   #13
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I think my mom wanted to bf me, but she couldn't because she had to have surgery to have lumps removed from her breasts right after I was born.

But she did bf my younger brother until he was about 6 months. The one person I have memories of bfing is my aunt--she bf'd my cousins, though I can't remember how long.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:32 AM   #14
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My Mom bf myself and my siblings, and this was against the trends of her day. Her mother was a nurse and felt that only "poor" people bf. I giggle because my parents were poor when I was little!
Anyway, I saw a huge difference in my allergies and my cousin's (who was not bf). There's not a spot on the allergy board test that does not well up when he's tested. I have enough allergies as it is, and wanted to decrease the chance of my children getting them, so I bf my 2 LOs until 6 months. So far, neither LO has any allergies. Praise the Lord!
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:49 AM   #15
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yes she did! The only bottles in our house were for me and my 3 sisters dolls
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Re: Did your mom breastfeed?

Nope. My mom says that she tried to BF me, but I was FTT, so she switched to formula.
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Absolutely no one that I knew growing up breastfed. It was considered to be what *poor* people do. Probably accentuated by the fact that when I was about 4 or 5 I saw a lady that washed clothes for a living (by hand) that had her child in a backpack carrier while she was washing clothes cry out and she literally popped her b**b out and flipped it over her shoulder(think extremely long banana). The kid just grabbed a hold of it and was eating while mom continued to wash clothes. That was the only instance that I personally saw someone BF and it was creepy to say the least It wasn't until I got pregnant with The Kid that I started to research and made the decision to BF.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:08 PM   #18
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My mom never breastfed any of us. She was very misinformed about it and decided to not even try. I was never exposed to it growing up and honestly when I was a teenager and before my mommy years, I thought it was kind of weird. Of course I became pregnant and immediately knew that I would breastfeed. It wasn't even an option. When I first had DD my mom would look at me like I was some weirdo and give me funny looks but she's totally fine with it now. I don't think it's weird at all and breastfed well past 2 years and am still breastfeeding my DS.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:08 PM   #19
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Nope, didn't even try as far as I know. The only reason I knew breastfeeding was an option is that my Aunt Darla breastfed her kids til they were about 2 Some day I'll tell her how much she inspired me
Before that, I don't think I'd ever seen ANYONE breastfeed their baby.
I do want to say, though, for all her faults my mom was reasonably supportive when I bf'ed my oldest. I just wish she had known more about it so I hadn't gotten scared into using formula by my doc. (He told me he saw "A lot of babies who get dehydrated because their moms are only breastfeeding them.")

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Old 11-21-2007, 12:09 PM   #20
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Re: Did your mom breastfeed?

My grandmother bf my mom and aunt and uncle so my mom bf me untill I was 6 months old. She bf both my brothers, 6 and 5 months (they are still in elementary school) so I was really exposed then. I also remember my aunt bfing my younger cousin until he was a year old. So I was exposed to it from my family. When I was little I always bfed my babydolls and always thought it was the thing to do. When people asked if I was going to bf I looked at them crazy like their wasn't an alternative.
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