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Old 10-16-2014, 06:12 PM
 
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In your 3rd paragraph you seem to know about everyone's discomfort...
Yet somehow it's wrong for the OP to make her own choice. Go figure.

 
Old 10-16-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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LOL. I can totally relate, Lilac.
I can't even stand a doctor doing a breast exam. I turn green and feel like I'm going to pass out. I had fibrocystic breast disease before the change and the pressing and mashing was unbearable. Imagine breastfeeding with that. My mother tried with my eldest sib and said it was excruciating. If the OP wants to give it a try, more power to her, but if the thought of it skeeves her out, that's okay. As Fleetie said, it's the physical touch and closeness that matters most.
 
Old 10-16-2014, 06:16 PM
 
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My SIL bottle-fed my niecephews, which was fine, but it drove my mom crazy that she rarely held the babies while they were feeding. She'd just plop them in the punkin seat, pop the bottle in their mouths, and walk off. My mom didn't want to be the kind of MIL who criticized, but she would always say (in private,) "you have to hold the baby while they're eating! Talk to them, sing to them! It's important!"
No, you can't prop the bottle, lol. I never did that. I always held them.
 
Old 10-16-2014, 07:39 PM
 
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To feed a child formula instead of breast milk (when you can produce milk) is child abuse and neglect. It is disgusting that any of you would say you wouldn't breastfeed your child because you don't like the idea of it or it is uncomfortable, how selfish can you be? Why would you want to increase your childs chances of having infection, allergies and other chronic conditions? To people that say it should be her choice because it is her child, that excuse could be used for any child abuse. "I wanted to lock my child in a dark room for three days and it's my child so it's my choice." None of you would accept that. If you don't want to breastfeed a child, don't have a child. It would help us all out anyway.
 
Old 10-16-2014, 07:56 PM
 
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To feed a child formula instead of breast milk (when you can produce milk) is child abuse and neglect. It is disgusting that any of you would say you wouldn't breastfeed your child because you don't like the idea of it or it is uncomfortable, how selfish can you be? Why would you want to increase your childs chances of having infection, allergies and other chronic conditions? To people that say it should be her choice because it is her child, that excuse could be used for any child abuse. "I wanted to lock my child in a dark room for three days and it's my child so it's my choice." None of you would accept that. If you don't want to breastfeed a child, don't have a child. It would help us all out anyway.
what an utter judgmental load of crap. not breast feeding and putting a child in a dark room for 3 days are two completely totally different things. get a grip
 
Old 10-16-2014, 08:09 PM
 
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To feed a child formula instead of breast milk (when you can produce milk) is child abuse and neglect. It is disgusting that any of you would say you wouldn't breastfeed your child because you don't like the idea of it or it is uncomfortable, how selfish can you be? Why would you want to increase your childs chances of having infection, allergies and other chronic conditions? To people that say it should be her choice because it is her child, that excuse could be used for any child abuse. "I wanted to lock my child in a dark room for three days and it's my child so it's my choice." None of you would accept that. If you don't want to breastfeed a child, don't have a child. It would help us all out anyway.
What a load of bee ess. Not nursing has no comparison to being abusing and neglectful.

I breast fed all of my kids until 13-14 months, and guess what? One suffered from horrible ear infections well into elementary school (complete with ear tubes twice), and another has allergies.

My mother did not breast feed me. I was most definitely NOT abused NOR neglected - ever!
 
Old 10-16-2014, 08:25 PM
 
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How is predisposing a child to chronic health conditions that can be easily prevented not a form of abuse? When religious people don't give their kids healthcare they need because they don't believe in it, people call that abuse.
 
Old 10-16-2014, 08:27 PM
 
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What a load of bee ess. Not nursing has no comparison to being abusing and neglectful.

I breast fed all of my kids until 13-14 months, and guess what? One suffered from horrible ear infections well into elementary school (complete with ear tubes twice), and another has allergies.

My mother did not breast feed me. I was most definitely NOT abused NOR neglected - ever!
Where did I say every kid that was breastfed would be the pinnacle of health and every kid who wasn't wouldn't be fine? I said it increases the odds.
 
Old 10-16-2014, 08:50 PM
 
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To feed a child formula instead of breast milk (when you can produce milk) is child abuse and neglect. It is disgusting that any of you would say you wouldn't breastfeed your child because you don't like the idea of it or it is uncomfortable, how selfish can you be? Why would you want to increase your childs chances of having infection, allergies and other chronic conditions? To people that say it should be her choice because it is her child, that excuse could be used for any child abuse. "I wanted to lock my child in a dark room for three days and it's my child so it's my choice." None of you would accept that. If you don't want to breastfeed a child, don't have a child. It would help us all out anyway.
Please tell me you did not seriously just equate formula feeding with locking a child in a closet for 3 days. Seriously? You are what is wrong with the world. MYOB.
 
Old 10-16-2014, 08:54 PM
 
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uh, we are getting legally married in three weeks, so no, doubt he's going anywhere.
we are having an actual wedding later, just getting the paperwork done before our baby gets here
this isn't something we're gonna break up over, geez. i'm not even bossy
This is just something we disagree on & his family gets judgy about.


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