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Old 02-18-2009, 07:12 PM   #91
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Re: Does anyone have a grandmother that never nursed?

I don't know for sure. They both have passed on. I think that my mom's mom did not. My great grandmother (my grandmother's mom) did, though. I remember her telling me that my her sisters used to take the babies out to the fields (where she worked) every 2-3 hours to nurse.
I'm not sure about my dad's mom.

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Old 02-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #92
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My grandma thought BM was inferior nutrition and gave all 6 of her babies sugar water with condensed milk. I'm sure she's rolling in her grave right now knowing that I have BF all my kids! I remember not wanting to bf when I was younger because of comments she made about it. I personally think that the "milk" she gave her kids has contributed to their health problems. All of them have bad teeth and have health problems, and the oldest is only 57! I hope that my kids are healthier and we beat my bad genetics.

ETA: My other grandma nursed all 3 of her kids. They are all pretty healthy, despite my aunt having some problems because of a genetic condition.

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Old 02-18-2009, 07:48 PM   #93
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WOW, I too am going to have to go ask the gms about this!
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:55 AM   #94
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Re: Does anyone have a grandmother that never nursed?

My grandmama never nursed. She did cloth diaper 6 out of 7 kids though! (I need to see if she has any piks of my mama in cloth). My mama nursed my little sister not very long at all. I vaguely remember her nursing Jess (I was 3 but I have an AWESOME memory). She had issues and 18 years ago she didn't have anyone to help her. As far as I know, I am the ONLY one in the family to nurse past a week. my cousin tried for a week... another cousin tried for 3 days... I'm going on 6 1/2 months with Jake!

Shaun's mom, however, nursed all 4 of her kids! I may not like her parenting or ways of things, but I give her kudos for BFing and she was an extended BFer!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:11 AM   #95
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My grandpa married to the grandma who didn't nurse, he thinks it's WONDERFUL to bf! lol It was so weird when he asked me and then went on to say how great he thinks it is and how it makes the family closer. He wishes all mommas would nurse in our family. But my grandma did cd and loved doing that laundry.
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Re: Does anyone have a grandmother that never nursed?

I know my grandma on my mom's side did not nurse. My grandma on my dad's side did

DH's grandma said the doctor told her that cows milk was better. So she fed cows milk the WHOLE time!!
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My grandpa married to the grandma who didn't nurse, he thinks it's WONDERFUL to bf! lol It was so weird when he asked me and then went on to say how great he thinks it is and how it makes the family closer. He wishes all mommas would nurse in our family. But my grandma did cd and loved doing that laundry.
Aww, that's so sweet
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My other grandma died before I really got to know her, but I don't think she nursed since my mom has complained about her teeth being crooked from a bottle.
Just wondering - her baby teeth were crooked??
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My grandmother didn't nurse, at least not the one on my mom's side. I was really surprised when I found out my mom's mom didn't because I would've thought that formula came later on, too!
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Re: Does anyone have a grandmother that never nursed?

DH's Grandma said she never nursed any of her kids, all born in the 50-60's. Her DR told her BFing was not healthy. She used some canned carnation milk cayro syrup and other conjunctions on all of them but the youngest, which is when formula was invented. Crazy isn't it!? No one in DH's Moms side of the family has nursed until me, well MIL did for like a week with DH. They are all so interested in my nursing, I get all the questions from the cousins that haven't had kids yet, lol
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