Breast feeding

This is not my first go around I already have a son I was young when I had him I didn't like the thought of breast feeding him with his mouth to my boob lol it just wasn't my thing so I pumped it and gave him a bottle after awhile he switched to formula I was thinking about breasts feeding this baby to that way but my mom says it comes as a natural mothers instinct and it will be different now that I'm older i don't think so the idea creeps me out so I'd rather pump all the time am I weird for that does anyone feel that way?
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By: TeBailey
Member since Jan 29, 2014
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
You're doubling feeding time by doing that! Just nurse...it's a beautiful thing!
By: jayden123
Member since Jan 02, 2014
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
When i did it with Jayden it felt weird to me as I said I was younger and I needed a nipple shield then and he was born premature so they had me pumping the first few weeks before I put him to my boob but I didn't like it I still want to give him the nutrients maybe after it might change but I don't know it kind of scares me I don't know why
By: sckessler4
Member since Feb 01, 2014
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
I've breast fed 4 babies, each time was better and longer than the last.... Try it again, it might feel more natural to you this time.
By: glointhedark93
Member since Feb 01, 2014
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
For me I decided to breastfeed not because I think it's going to be some magical bonding thing with my baby (if it is hooray, but mainly I'm just trying to feed my child), but because it is what is natural for the baby to do :) it might seem a little weird at times, but I want the baby to get the milk straight from me to them :) if you can't get yourself to feel comfortable with it, just pump :) at least the baby is getting good nutrients :) but I would definitely try straight breastfeeding- maybe it will not feel as awkward or creepy as you think :) it's actually a very natural thing even though our society sometimes acts weird about women breastfeeding. In whatever you do I hope it goes well! God bless :)
By: missymiss86
Member since Oct 27, 2013
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
I'm only pumping, it's easier for me and my husband to share feedings and he really wants to be involved in feeding. To each her own, do what works for you, don't let others make you feel bad
By: luvmylyfe
Member since Mar 11, 2014
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
With my first I got a bad breast infection so stopped at 2weeks pp and with number 2 I'm still exclusively breastfeeding. But with this one I plan on exclusively pumping for my own sanity. I love breastfeeding but it is just really hard not that I expect exclusively pumping to be any easier but I have thought hard about this decision. Do what you feel is best for you and your family. I know my husband will be happy to be able to feed our next one. And I know it will be nice not to have to be a babies pacifier. While at the same time giving a baby the best there is. Good luck.
By: Lottiee08
Member since May 07, 2011
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
I'm in the same boat, I had my son in feb 2013 and I was 23 years old and I tried breast feeding him and I felt really uncomfortable with the idea of my boob in his mouth but at the same time I really wanted it to work, it only lasted 2 weeks and then I caved in because I felt so uncomfortable doing it infront of other people and it just didn't feel right..I am now 25 weeks pregnant and will be 25 at the end if this month and I desperately want to breastfeed my daughter but I need advice on how to shake this silly feeling of feeling awkward about doing it.
By: 1plus1makes3
Member since Jun 01, 2013
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
Remember that you have boobs for the sole purpose of breastfeeding!!!! They aren't made for pleasure although thats what we use them for... they are food... the human race would not have survived if not for boobs!!!
By: theisbre
Member since Dec 12, 2013
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
I have been going over this decision also. I had my son when I was only 18 and felt uncomfortable and didn't breast feed. Now I am 27 weeks pregnant and am 25 I really want to breast feed this time because of the nutrients but also to save money. I need to shake this "weird" feeling also but I'm afraid it might be uncomfortable because my son is 7 now and not sure how he will react to me breast feeding this new baby
By: PSherman42WallabyWay
Member since Dec 18, 2013
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
Don't think so much into it. It's so convenient. And way cheaper than formula. Having to pump and store and heat is so much work. I loved being able to wake up sit down and whip it out.
Is it weird to you that baby comes out of your vagina? That's a body part used for sex acts. So are your hands lol. There is no reason to feel awkward about it although I understand. I hope you can overcome the feeling that it's weird. It really is awesome in so many ways.
By: PSherman42WallabyWay
Member since Dec 18, 2013
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
@theisbre it will show your son one of the purposes of boobs. You would just explain to him that just as he does, the baby needs to eat. And that your milk will help him grow strong and healthy.
By: NadaVon
Member since Apr 01, 2014
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
I tried with my daughter. I didn't really think it felt weird it just hurt too much! And plus, I never felt like I knew if she was getting enough, I kind of like knowing how much the baby is getting, but that's probably just me.
I'm going to try again with baby #2 but if I can't get the hang of it again then I'll at least pump the milk
By: OUMomma214
Member since Mar 22, 2014
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
I thought about breast feeding but I don't want to get rid of my nipple rings and I know they can't eat with them in. I've thought about just using the pump but didn't know if I could still do that with the nipple rings in. I know that sounds bad that I'm basing it off my piercing but I love them and don't want to go threw the pain of re piercing them.
By: PSherman42WallabyWay
Member since Dec 18, 2013
Posted: on Apr 02, 2014
Why not take them out to feed then put them back in pp?

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