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Old 11-01-2019, 02:24 PM
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Nah, he wouldn't want his kids contaminated with filthy prole milk
The wet nurse would obviously have to pass a thorough screening and have the correct breeding, gone to the right international schools, etc.
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Isn't TP for ass-wiping?
I think he usually pays someone to do that for him.
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From what I've read, there are some real benefits to breastfeeding (some immunities/antibodies pass on), but none of them are particularly related to long term outcomes.

Most studies on breast vs bottle are also based on "old" formula, whereas formula was changed pretty significantly in ~2004 to introduce DHA, and the long-term effects haven't been fully realized yet (though early studies suggest that there are no differences in long term outcomes after normalizing for socio-economic factors).

Doing what works best for parents makes for better, happier babies imo.
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I think he usually pays someone to do that for him.
I didn't think people still did that since the Knights of the Round Table
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Any dolphin milk jokes been made yet ? Just checking.
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And saving money on formula is definitely nice, plus the convenience once it's up and running.
I have a bit of a different perspective on it. I think the “it’s cheaper to breastfeed” camp largely ignores that there is a cost associated with my time. And since my son ate 44 ounces a day for the first five months (and beyond, but that was when I was too overwhelmed to continue BFing), I spent a lot of time pumping or immobilized while feeding him. Not cost effective from that standpoint.

The “convenience” thing also isn’t really the case if you are the only one doing the feedings. I wasn’t always able to maintain a surplus from pumping, so my husband wasn’t able to handle many of the feedings early on. He was great, but only so much he could do when I had the entire food supply.
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To be clear, I’m not anti breastfeeding, I’m just very pro parents being fully informed about their options and not feeling shame for choosing formula if that’s what’s right for them.

Fed is best. Happy, healthy thriving parents are best for baby. That doesn’t always jive with breastfeeding.
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Huh. I didn't realize this was such a polarized topic. Then again, I haven't faced this dilemma, so maybe I just missed it. I always thought breastfeeding's benefits were pretty limited to the first few months when the kid's immune system is still developing, and they get anitbodies from mommy via milk. Once their immune system is up and running, I thought it was mostly just preference.
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A big problem is in certain hospitals there are strong factions on both sides of the issue and they give conflicting advice and leave new mothers very confused.

Beyond medical benefits some mothers love the bonding aspects.

My daughter could not breastfeed, but she was actually more upset by the the economic issues, as it messed up her budget

I will say, that if the child can climb into mom's lap and help himself to the fountain, they are too old to be breast feeding

If the child is getting proper nutrition I can't see the negatives to breast feeding, though some mothers could try too hard to accomplish it at the risk of the child's nutrition
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