Bottle or Breast Fed? How Long?

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2001 - 11:48pm
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pWas your PA child bottle or breast fed? Regardless of which one, how long?/p
pJesse, PA, was breastfed until he was 5 months old. Because of the shortness of this, I don't really consider him /
When I switched to formula (and don't you just love all those boiling of bottles?), I kept him on Carnation Good Start until he turned one year old exactly./p
pEmber, non-PA, was only breastfed until she was 3 weeks old, so definitely not to be considered breastfed. When I switched her to formula, she also was on Carnation Good Start. I VERY guiltily stopped 3 weeks shy of her 1st birthday./p
pAlso, with the Good Start, I never did switch to the Transitions formula that you can switch to at six months. I left them on the regular Good Start for the full duration./p
pBest wishes! [img][/img]/p

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 1:27am
Christine's picture
Joined: 02/03/1999 - 09:00

My non-PA daughter was breastfed for approximately 6 weeks and switched to a soy formula immediately (don't know why??).
My PA son was breastfed for about 2 days and then switched to a regular milk-based formula. He had so many skin problems that I changed his formula numerous times trying to rule out milk or soy allergies but to no avail.
Both were on formula until roughly 1 year of age.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 2:58am
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

Christopher PA child was bottle fed for 9 months then straight to cup. Jennifer bottle fed until 1 year and then the cup. Stephen bottle fed for a little less than a year then cup. Stephen was on prosobee the other 2 regular baby formula.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 3:07am
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

Ethan (26 months) was breastfed until he was 13 months old (no bottle--he wouldn't take it). I started training him to take the sippy cup at 7 months old using water, then watered down juice. One day before Ethan's 1st birthday we decided to try to get pregnant (it took) and I weaned him 1 month later.
Elliott (almost 6 months) is being breastfed until he wants to stop--probably a little longer than his brother as we are not planning another child until Elliott turns 2.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 4:03am
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Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

Abby is PA and I breastfed her until she was 2yrs. Joe also PA breastfed for 18 months, and Ben also breastfed for 18 months he has not been tested for PA until he is 3 next year.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 4:06am
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Joined: 09/17/2000 - 09:00

Meagan (non-PA) was breastfed for about 6wks when I dried up completely out of the blue. We used Carnation Good Start until she weaned herself at about 9-10mo.
Matt (PA) was breastfed for 3mo. Everything was going fine, EXCEPT he had lost 7oz since his 2mo check-up and was just looking REAL bad. I was making tons of milk, but it's wasn't good somehow (I figured out later it was all his allergens I was eating...) I switched him to Carnation Good Start and he did a little better, but was still not completely healthy-looking, and was still not gaining ENOUGH weight. He'd eat 48oz of formula a day (at 4mo!!!) and should have been huge, but he was still way too small. Then he'd have about a week each month where he was real lethargic and wouldn't eat but maybe 8oz a day and that would be the week he would gain weight. The rest of the time he wouldn't gain anything.
After a GI appt at 8mo, we started solids and he started gaining more weight, and drinking less formula. The less formula and more FOOD he ate, the better he gained, so within a month I took him off formula. He then became my Chunk of Hunk. He gained GOOD! NOW I know that the problem was the Carnation Good Start contained coconut oil, which he is allergic to. I didn't find out he was allergic to coconut until this month (he is 2 now), but now all that mess with the weight and being 'sick' and not eating and gaining for THAT week, makes sense.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 4:39am
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Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

My PA/TNA daughter (Jenny) was breastfed until she was 9 months (I wish every day now that I hadn't weaned that early, but that's another topic). After that, we tried regular formula and she had mild diarrhea. I called her dr. and he said to switch her to soy, so we did. She drinks milk now, though. I think it was just a matter of her body not being used to formula at the time. We just didn't give it enough time.
I have 2 other children that we haven't had tested. We just take the same precautions as we do with Jenny. My second was breastfed for 1 year and my youngest is still nursing at 21 months. With my second I didn't know about avoiding during pregnancy and nursing, but with my third I've avoided peanut and tree nut. We'll see if that might matter, I guess. We'll be getting them tested soon, I think.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 5:00am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My PA son was breastfed for 1 full year. I ate peanut butter every day while pregnant with him, but I don't think I continued after he was born. I don't recall ANY problems with him nursing, so I really doubt I ate any PB after he was born, nuts either.
We tried to switch him to milk at 1 year old, but it didn't go well. He wanted to drink it, but any time he did, he would end up with red around his mouth. This would also happen with ice cream. We ended up putting him on formula until he outgrew the sensitivity to milk (few months).

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 6:03am
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Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

Evan was breastfed for 10 days, then switched to Enfamil. He had problems with the milk-based formula so we then switched to Prosobee at 8 weeks. He started drinking with a cup at 6 months and was done with the bottle on his 1st birthday.
Owen was bottle fed from the start. He was on Similac. He started drinking from a cup at 6 months and was done with his bottle at 11 1/2 months.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 6:29am
shannon's picture
Joined: 05/15/2000 - 09:00

Evan was breast fed until he was 18 months old. He never took a bottle.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2001 - 6:38am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My PA son was on regular Similac w/iron from the start. Switched to whole milk at 1 yr. He still loves milk and drinks about 24 oz. a day. He will be three in April.


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