Quoting Jocelynn Rose:" Some Cons are: Mastitis, plugged milk ducts and engorgement if the baby is not feeding frequently or ... [snip!] ... Stress can reduce amount of milk you make. Cannot use certain medicines or foods. Cracked, Blistered, Bloody, Sore Nipples."Not all of these are true. You CAN tell if baby is getting enough, simply by their gaining weight and having enough wet diapers.
Quoting khigh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... this baby also."</blockquote> You know where it comes from if you make it yourself. It's not hard and much healthier."This was one of my major reasons for breastfeeding. There are no rats, bugs, or are pests in my boobs.
Quoting Sonya Wyatt:" So my question is If I am eating junk like I am dieing to do like soda and fast food ect is breastfeeding ... [snip!] ... is breastfeeding still better for the baby? I really would prefer to not have my child eat junk food for as long as possible."Breastfeeding is still better, yes, even if your diet has a lot of junk food. Formula feeding is only superior to breastfeeding in SEVERE cases of malnutrition.
Quoting Sonya Wyatt:" So my question is If I am eating junk like I am dieing to do like soda and fast food ect is breastfeeding ... [snip!] ... is breastfeeding still better for the baby? I really would prefer to not have my child eat junk food for as long as possible."
Quoting M&D's Momma:" I breastfed my first and loved it. We breastfed for her first 2 years until i became pregnant with my ... [snip!] ... Breastmilk is the healthiest but formula is also a healthy way of feeding your baby.But do what works for you and your baby."Breastfeeding is almost always better - even if you smoke....seriously & all major health agencies agree on that one. The few time sit might be better to formula feed would be if baby had a rare metabolic disorder like galactosemia (baby can't eat regular formula either in that case) or if mom had HIV OR if mom had to take a medication that did not have a breastfeeding friendly option.
Quoting ProginoskesII (SuperKink):" Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing to do for a child. I did it for 3 months with my daughter and 5 months ... [snip!] ... might not sound like much, but for me it was an accomplishment. I hated it, and was so glad to switch. I'm so horrible "You are not horrible & you are right - EVERY amount you do it matters...
Quoting justanothamotha:" You are not horrible & you are right - EVERY amount you do it matters... Here is a clip (the link ... [snip!] ... and you can give him occasional bottles if you choose to, which helps free you up from total responsibility for all feedings."