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I went to see my RE yesterday to see about doing our frozen embie cycle and spoke to him about not wanting to stop nursing. I have always really liked and respected him so I was shocked when he said to me that nursing is only beneficial for the first 3 months of life after that we're just bonding?
I'm just surprised I guess that he said and apparently thinks that.
I think I will hold off for a while and continue nursing not ready to give it up altogether yet, DD is 13months now.
 

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That's just crazy bc if he used common sense it would tell him baby needs some kind of milk for atleast first yr=breastmilk is needed for atleast first yr.

I mean, come on! Glad you know better!


(Sometimes I think drs think mankind started at the same time western medicine started KWIM?)
 

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i had and infant and child development specialist tell me the exact same thing!!! you would think she would have known but apparently not.
 

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where does the 3 mos thing come from anyway? OP had a dr tell her.. the person who told me was a DR... not the medical kind.. the PHD in infant and child development kind (so really still should have known) who is spreading this grossly incorrect information?
 

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Well, there HAVE been studies showing that babies formula fed from birth are less healthy than babies who are breastfed for at least 3 months. Those first 3 months are probably more critical to an infant's development than any other 3-month period.

Then people go and misinterpret those studies to say that breastfeeding is ONLY beneficial for 3 months. Then somebody reads that misinterpretation and it kind of snowballs.

Still, any professional working with infants and young children really should be up to date on the latest research and the most recent recomendations!
 

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Breast feeding is one of those strangely controversial subjects amongst the medical community. Those who are involved or keep up with recent studies (usually health organizations or doctors who specifically keep up on the subject) do keep up on the latest word on breast feeding. However, do keep in mind that formula was developed by the medical community and it has been taught for decades that it is the most "civilized" and controlled form of feeding infants. This teaching usually keeps many doctors from doing the additional research on breast feeding or on formula for that matter as it comes down to same-same, mother's choice, not my problem, etc.

I was once told by a pediatrician that breast feeding my son was dangerous and could contribute to malnourishment and that he was only safe because I had him on solids at that point.

There is very, very little wide cultural support for breast feeding in this country. This means that research gets very little press or promulgation by the medical community.
 

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are you concerned about fertility? no snark, really curious, does he think it could lessen the chances of conception?
 

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plus, bonding *is* beneficial.
 

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its so sad to me that people that we are to trust (dr, nurses, and the like) are not even educated on
these topics!
 

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When my dog acts up I say, "New Dog!"
Same with Dr.

As sweet as sugar say, "Do you have the study on that?" "No" "Oh, do you want the ones that I've pulled?"
 

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That's not true in any way.
 

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i don't understand why breasfeeding would be questioned as healthy/benefitial? seems like a no-brainer to me. they're still developing like crazy after 3 months aren't they??
 

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I still like and respect this doctor and we'll just take our sweet time to wean then do the FET there's no rush. It just still surprises me how many people are misinformed about nursing. We have slim chances to have another so I want to give it a full shot and wean first.
 

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that's crazy talk.
 

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Originally Posted by Yarnista View Post
We have slim chances to have another so I want to give it a full shot and wean first.
we had fertility troubles too (not RE level) I can see weaning before FT. i bet the drugs would wreck your supply. Good luck mama!
 

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nak

My son's first pediatrician said every baby needs formula after 6 months of age. I promptly dropped her by calling the office the next day cancelling his next checkup and told them they will not be seeing is anymore and that the doctor was a bad doctor and I will never reccommend her to anyone.

I thought 6 months was ridiculous but 3?

Lies, lies!

-Caitrin
 

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Originally Posted by kriket View Post
are you concerned about fertility? no snark, really curious, does he think it could lessen the chances of conception?
Depending on the protocol being used for the frozen embryo transfer (FET), the meds may not be compatible with breastfeeding.
 
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