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Originally Posted by momtoDNJ
I was born at 31 weeks and weighed 2 lbs 12 oz. I was an identical twin but sadly my sister was stillborn. My mom had a emergency c-section and I was in NICU for several months. My mom was still able to manually express breastmilk and once I was off an iv I was able to drink from a bottle and then learned to nurse... but I never had a drop of formula. I continued to breastfeed until age 2 1/2 and tandem nursed with my bro for 6 months. I my mom and I think she overcame a lot (including grief of losing a baby) to be able to successfully breastfeed me! YAY MOM
ETA: This was 1979
Jennifer, LPN and nursing student, Doula, CPST, and VBAC mama x3 to
AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), Olivia (2/09), and Unity (8/2012)
Originally Posted by indeospero
I was totally FF, never brought to the breast even once. That makes me kind of sad, to think of my mom giving birth, being handed her baby, and NOT nursing. Oh well. She was told her breasts were too big and that she wouldn't have any milk anyway, and was given the injection to dry up her non-milk. When I was 5 weeks old my mom had breast reduction surgery. When my sister was born, she also FF from the start. It was the 80s.
I had breast reduction surgery too, at age 18 and with my mother's urging. BF/having children at all didn't really feel important to me at the time. I have, however, fought tooth and nail to BF my dd, now 7 months old. We've had to supplement, but we use a lact-aid and she's never had a bottle. My mother's support was shaky at first (I had terribly damaged nipples, baby wasn't gaining at first, hard times generally -- hard for her to watch I guess), but she's come around big time and is my biggest cheerleader now. Yay Mom! I know she has big regrets after watching me, which is sad, since it's too late to go back and do otherwise.
Sorry this was so long.
Originally Posted by mimim
I was breastfed until I was about 2.
My mom had never even seen a baby nurse before she had me and a nurse at the hospital told her I would suffocate at the breast. Thank goodness she was determined and didn't run into any major problems.