Have you ever breast fed your child?
How long have you breast, and did it work for you?
Yes, I tried with both of my kids -- and no, it didn't work. Both times I just didn't get the supply I needed. My son (first baby) had failure to thrive after two months, so we switched him to formula with as much breast milk as I could produce (which wasn't much, and it was sadly lacking in calories). For my daughter, I didn't let it go that long. I was in better health and thought I might be able to breastfeed this time, but after a couple of weeks she, too, started to lose weight, so she gets formula now too.
No, I do not yet have children of my own so that is something I haven't done. I do plan to breastfeed my future children when the time comes.
I have witnessed my friends breastfeeding their children and most have done it until the baby was at least 6 months to 1 year of age. It seemed that most were successful even though it was difficult in the beginning. Once they got help and kept working at it, I was told things got better. I just had one friend who seemed to try everything and eventually had to turn to formula as the primary source of calories and nutrients for her baby.
I breast fed my first child for 2 1/2 years, the second one had some health problems so was formula fed.
Yes, my dauggter is fifteen months old and i still breastfeed her. The Immune ability is good for the breastfeeded children. It is women's right that god gives women. No man can do this.Just enjoy it.
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