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Old 01-11-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyl...more-uk-study/
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:23 PM
 
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Interesting study, thanks for the link.

I will say that my BF daughter didnt cry very much at all. But she's a really easy baby/toddler.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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Misleading headline for sure. They want to eat more often, sure. But it doesn't turn them into big criers. My lactation consultant referred to what they mentioned in the article as the 'thanksgiving dinner affect'. After you eat a humongous meal you want to sleep, but it isn't the best sleep and you certainly don't eat like that at every meal.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Hillsborough
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She also pointed out the cultural aspect of the temparement-feeding dynamic. Breastfed babies rarely cried during her travels in Central and West Africa, she said.
^This. I think a lot of this has to do with cultural expectations. If we expect our breastfed babies to go 3-4 hours between feedings and sleep through the night independently, then we may just be setting ourselves up for stress and failure.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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My 1 year-old was breastfed and she is far from being a crier... I was bottle-fed and cried a lot... so...
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Space Coast
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^This. I think a lot of this has to do with cultural expectations. If we expect our breastfed babies to go 3-4 hours between feedings and sleep through the night independently, then we may just be setting ourselves up for stress and failure.
I agree with this! If a mother truly breastfeeds 'on demand' then there is very little crying. It's when one tried to breastfeed on a schedule that makes for unhappy babies..... particularly during growth spurts!
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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IBF on demand and Michael was still fussy and cried a lot. He had colic which I didn't think was possible on BF.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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Interesting study, thanks for the link.

I will say that my BF daughter didnt cry very much at all. But she's a really easy baby/toddler.
I had the same experience and my daughter slept "through the night" at . Meanwhile my bestfriend had no choice but to bottle feed and her baby cried all the time.

Interesting findings.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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I couldn't get the site to open for me....I do believe that breast milk is more easily digested though, so breastfed babies might get hungrier sooner than a bottlefed baby.....but after having our four children (all breastfed) I couldn't imagine packing bottles and buying formula when the best food for them is available and free...I've always though bottle-fed babies to be more fussy, and to cry a lot more........ any time our children fussed ..there was always an easy sollution.....Put the plug in it!!!!
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