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what support do bottlefeeding mums feel they need? Not having a go or being a smart arse just genuinely would like to know what help is needed with it.

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Old 20-11-09, 10:58
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I BF both my girls but only fed Ruby up to 3 months. When I switched to bottlefeeding I must confess you have to get your head around how many ounces, how often. How long bottles remain sterilised, is it dangerous to pre-make feeds up etc

Once I got my head around the above there wasn't much more support that was needed but I think whether you breastfeed or bottle feed it is all a mine field to any first time mum..... or any time mum
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I bf my first and am currently bf my second, but if i was to bottlefeed, personally i would like some support to choose which formula - the isle in the supermarket is just full of different ones and as they are not allowed to advertise infant formula how do you make an "informed choice"??

Think i would also need guidance as to how often, can you make feeds in advance? etc
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I bf my first and am currently bf my second, but if i was to bottlefeed, personally i would like some support to choose which formula - the isle in the supermarket is just full of different ones and as they are not allowed to advertise infant formula how do you make an "informed choice"??

Think i would also need guidance as to how often, can you make feeds in advance? etc
I totally agree. When I made the informed decision to stop BF I tried to speak to my HV about it. As expected she was against it and when I asked for advice about which formula she told me she wasn't allowed to advise!!!! However, she did say that from research she'd read Aptimal was the closest formula to breast milk. It was a struggle getting that from her.
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I had to bottlefeed Imogen from 5 months but I confess I didn't find it difficult at all, because I have experience of looking after my nephew for years who was bottlefed from birth. So I knew the basics but it was such an arse after the ease of breastfeeding!

So the initial basics and rules are whats needed then? Surely that could be put on a wee leaflet and given out to mums or even in the supermarket with the milks on the shelf? Not rocket science is it?!

Perhaps I should write a wee letter to the PM...
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I would like advice on what to do if refuse a bottle Iz initially refused a bottle but took one at 12 weeks, Abbie just doesn't get it, still intend to BF but would like to be able to give bottle of EBM or formula once a day so i can get a break...
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I would like advice on what to do if refuse a bottle Iz initially refused a bottle but took one at 12 weeks, Abbie just doesn't get it, still intend to BF but would like to be able to give bottle of EBM or formula once a day so i can get a break...
Me too. Not even ventured down that route yet but would be good to get a break even for just one night.

HAve heard that Aptiml is the closest to breast milk too.

Can see why there is no advertising on TV etc, but surely some information about the differences between all the different kinds of formula is beneficial? IF they didnt want to advertise, why not let hv/midwives give the info?
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Me too. Not even ventured down that route yet but would be good to get a break even for just one night.

HAve heard that Aptiml is the closest to breast milk too.

Can see why there is no advertising on TV etc, but surely some information about the differences between all the different kinds of formula is beneficial? IF they didnt want to advertise, why not let hv/midwives give the info?
I absolutely agree Not about Aptimal though - they were banned from saying that because it isn't. No formula is anywhere near close to breastmilk.

Advertising can never provide unbiased information.

There is a pilot project going on in Lancashire (I think) where basically there is one person (or one "job") responsible for collating information about formula - all formula companies have to go direct to this person and not to the HP's on anyone working in the hospital. This person then goes through and decides which of the formula companies claims can be substantiated and passes the information on to all staff concerned. The formula companies, apparently, hate it - they can't get all the little bits of "free" advertising out by providing logo'd mugs, pens etc etc. It does seem to be a bit of a massive task but it does seem to be working well in Lancashire AFAIK.
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I think some babies have trouble latching on to an artificial teat, sterilising, making up feeds etc, bottlefeeding has its demands also!!!
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I absolutely agree Not about Aptimal though - they were banned from saying that because it isn't. No formula is anywhere near close to breastmilk.
Not going to argue as thats only what i have heard - however saying its "close" to breast milk and its the "closest" to breast milk are very different. By saying "closest" the implication is that it is the closest formula to breastmilk not that it is infact close to breast milk.

Have also heard that it can help releive colic symptoms in bottle fed babies. But again thats only what i have heard from other mums.
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