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  • "BellaLove" started this thread

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Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 10:19am

What to buy if breastfeeding?

Hi Gals,

I am hoping to breastfeed. xfingers
As a little girl, I remember holding my dolls at my boobs pretending to feed them!

I hope and pray I can? If I perservere should I be able to do it? I mean in the old days there was no such thing as formula so I figure everyone can produce milk, right?

Anyway, if I am planning on breastfeeding, do I need to buy bottles/formula and a steriliser just in case?
I will eventually try pumping but if and only if I master the boob first... :P

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Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 10:39am

I really hope to BF too but I have also bought bottles and friend giving me a steriliser and breast pump as once BF is established I would like to express too. I definately do not want to introduce bottles to babies unless I can't BF. If needs be I would like them syringe fed as once you introduce bottle they may never latch on. I think my hosp really supports this. My mum got us bottles I could not believe how expensive they are but she got them half price in boots so look out for offers. Good luck x

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Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 10:46am

Hi ladies

Half the battle of breastfeeding is a real determination/stubborness to WANT to do it so keep that in mind and you'll no doubt succeed!

This thread has loads of advice on what you might need to equip yourself with.


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  • "BellaLove" started this thread

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Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 3:13pm

Thanks girls!
That thread answered it all! I am going to be one of those that doesn't buys and tries to perservere. EEk!x
XXX BellaLove XXX

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Thursday, June 10th 2010, 8:43pm

I agree with Bubble, you have to really want to and be prepared to stick to your guns and persevere and it will come, if you have problems in the first few weeks (not everyone does) then remember that if you keep at it then by the time baby is 3 months old you'll probably be able to bf upside down in the dark if the situation should call for it:).

In addition I would also advise getting a really good book on the subject (I had "So that's what they are for" which was really good) so you know the theory of the basics and what to expect and also scout out any bfding clubs/support services in the area in advance so you know what support is available.

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Saturday, June 12th 2010, 8:50pm

Have a read here My Twin Breastfeeding Experience BellaLove. Obviously aimed at mums' of twins, but Roxy has the right attitude.


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Saturday, June 12th 2010, 9:11pm


I wouldn't go mad and buy everything. I wanted to Breastfeed and tried & tried & tried,had extra help at home from MW etc and it just didn't work out unfortunately,not for the want of trying. LO had a tongue tie and couldn't latch on but i did manage to express for just a short time. I did buy one pack of bottles before i had him just incase then i bought everything else i needed after the BF not working out.

Good Luck with it hope it goes well for you!



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Saturday, June 12th 2010, 10:14pm

I would say that unless you live in the middle of nowhere then don't buy anything other than a tube of lansinoh. Anything you need can be acquired quickly enough on the high street, a retail park, supermarket or from the internet. 10 days after m was born and i was sure i would continue Breastfeeding i had worked out what would make it all more comfortable and therefore achievable. the postman delivered bits and bobs in the coming days. A glider chair and widgey cushion have been as useful for me as any book or bf group but most people would say they are unnecessary - only you will be able to tell what you really need x

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Saturday, June 12th 2010, 10:19pm

I didn't buy anything, the only thing I ended up getting when my DD was a few weeks old was a breast pump, which I've never really got on with.

I am also one of those people that had no problems at all.

Good luck!


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