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10476455 tn?1423121400

are these facts?

At first I was okay with breastfeeding.Then I started hearing how breastfeeding makes your titts sag & I was also told I won't be able to have wine or champagne because it can transfer into my daughter's system.

So now I'm thinking about just feeding her formula milk instead. Opinions?
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My opinion is the fact that you're reconsidering the benefits of breastfeeding because you want to drink or not have saggy boobs is some utter bs. But I'm js.
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Your boobs will most likely sag whether you breastfeed or not, its what happens when they get big from pregnancy and engorgement and then get smaller again. Also you can still have a glass of wine or champagne and breast feed one glass won't harm anything and won't show up in your milk enough to cause harm or concern.
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The bennifits of breastfeeding are way more important then drinking are saggy boobs like that if u breastfeed your child has less chances of getting infections, getting sick,and dieing from SIDS but do your research I have you can have a glass of wine you have to wait a few hours before you feed are pump and rebuild supply and as far *** saggy boobs shittt that's what having a baby does to you just like stretch marks so please reconsider because your reasons are kind of not that important  And the bond you build with your new born is piceless
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I agree ^^^ them boobs going sag one day or another its not that serious and if you drink you can pump out the alcoholic filled milk smh you dont know what they put in formula all it does is destory your little one why do you think its so many recalls on formula
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10504858 tn?1423544346
I agree with these ladies, the benefits far outweigh the few small setbacks. If this is helpful, if you want to go have a girls night and a have a glass of wine or two (you probably won't be drinking too often with the baby here) you can pump your breastmilk so the baby can still eat, and you just have to wait a certain amount of hours before you feed/pump again.
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10203682 tn?1418693754
If you want to consider your child's health you'll look past the selfishness of wanting to drink or having saggy breasts... Your breasts don't just instantly sag and tbh their not gonna look the same your whole life, whatever looks you may have will decay anyway. And as far as drinking while breast feeding no. You can't because it will transfer to your child but either way why would you want to, at least for the first 2 months if your child's life which is about as long as it's really really vital to breast feed. I plan on going for at least 4 months but no one in my family has been able to past 2. It's a very rewarding sacrifice to make considering your child will reap the benefits if those 2 months for the rest of his/ her life. Children who do not breastfeed have a higher risk of Athsma and diabetes along with having a weaker immune system. Honestly it's your choice your the mother but if your doing it because you think it'll help you "stay perky" or allow you to drink those are some shallow reasons in my opinion.
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I say of you're afraid of alcohol getting into your milk, I would pump it before you decide to have some drinks :)
Breastfeeding helps you lose weight. And your boobs will sag regardless of what you do.
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Pumping and dumping doesn't work, the alcohol that shows up in your milk is directly related to the alcohol in your blood stream. No amount of pumping will make it come out faster than your body normally metabolizes (which is roughly one drink per hour) with that being said the alcohol in your milk is the same as that in you blood stream, not in your drink. If you have one glass of wine your breast milk will not be 12% alcohol like the wine was. It will be about 0.04% which is the same as tour blood and actually less alcohol than is in normal fruit juice (yes all fruit juice contains very minimal traces of natural alcohols).
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I went to my breastfeeding class yesterday, and my instructor told me that when it comes to drinking, you dont have to pump and dump. That if your drunk your milk is drunk, but if you feel like your sober a couple hours after getting wasted your milk is fine. Im going to pump before i start drinking tgat way she has some, and I wont have to ask myself am I drunk? Am I sober? Lol also your boobs will probably more than likely sag later in life. Just get a push up bra and hold them babies up! Im excited about my boobs getting fuller, theyve always been apart from each other, but now that im pregnant they are coming togrther lol
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You can still have a glass of wine. One glass won't harm your baby .. You can even drink one glass while pregnant and it wouldn't harm baby.(I'm not recommending it though lol) but yeah, your breasts will sag whether you breast feed or not. I breast feed and my little one is now 5 weeks and honestly my breasts aren't even saggy. They still look the same before I got pregnant. Formula isn't as healthy as breast milk and its harder for your baby to digest and doesn't give the benefits such as breast milk does
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Its true no wine or champagne and yes your boobs will sag, but no formula is better then your own breast milk!!!
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Yes I agree with all of you. Not breastfeeding for fear of sagging breasts and alcohol is ridiculous. I agree enjoy a glass of wine or a beer occasionally. Also like others stated your breasts ashtray got stretched out and larger from pregnancy your milk will still cone and make them bigger hence to some degree the damage is ashtray done simply from having gotten pregnant sry momma part of life and motherhood. Im a 34DDD on a reg day pregnant I get up to a 38G you think I was ever perky at any of those sizes lol I haven't been perky since I was freshman in high school haha hubby still loves me and my big Boob's saggy or not. And is very happy that I chose to breastfeed over formula. The benefits of breast milk are waay to important to stress a glass of wine or worry if my boobs are going to sag anymore. Antibodies, protection from sids, the bonding experience, it better regulates baby's blood sugar and body temperature, and its free and way more convenient than making bottles washing them sterilizing everything etc.
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Take a breastfeeding class if you havent you'll learn there why breastfeeding is better!! If you went 9months without drinking i think a couple more wont hurt!
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I breastfed my 2 youngest daughters then pumped most of the time. But when my son is born he willbe breastged also. But anyways my boobs never got saggy. They stayed huge. Shoot i wish my would get small. Lol. But pump so breastmilk and thwn have your wine the repump to get it out.
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You can still enjoy a drink, just pump beforehand so you have milk already, and they actually have tests at most drug stores to test alcohol level in your breast milk so you know when it's okay to feed again, though a small amount will not effect much in the first place. There are many ways around it, it just takes a little ahead of time planning. As far as sagging goes, most likely it'll be the same either way. That's just how it is unfortunately lol. Don't be discouraged by things that can easily be worked around. :)
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The benefits of breastfeeding out way the negative things.
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I hate when people act so judgmental. No one WANTS saggy breast and it is a legitimate question. Saggy breast can result after pregnancy regardless of whether you breadtfeed or not. Your breast grow throughout pregnancy and will engorge initially with milk even if you decide to let it dry up and formula feed. When they go back to there normal size the extra skin will only shrink so much. Most all plastic surgeons agree pregnancy itself causes most cases of sagging not the act of breastfeeding. Also regarding to drinking if you are breastfeeding and you want to have a few drinks you can pump and then dump. breastfeeding is the healthiest for your baby. It is milk made just perfectly for them. But breastfeeding or formula feeding is a personal choice. No matter what you chose i hope the women on this board and also the people you surround yourself with give you support.
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10476455 tn?1423121400
To the ladies who aren't being judgemental, Thank you for your OPINIONS. I appreciate it! & if I'm idiot so freaking be it. They were just questions
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Even though breastfeeding is very good for the baby sometimes it may not be the best choice for you. If you're going to be drinking on the regular,  breastfeeding might not be good for you or your baby. My 3 year old was formula fed and is smart and healthy as can be! Oh yeah, as far as your boobs, there going to sag after pregnancy whether you breastfeed or not!
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There are things you can do to keep them perky with out a push up bra just do the right exercises and you will be fine and some women's boobs don't always sag. I know my mom's didn't till like her forth kid.( I have a very open relationship with my mom) it all depends on your body
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I think people took what you said wrong. How you word things on here are very important because to some people it sounded like you were only worrying about what u look like and drinking and to others they took it as a question. And I see you got your answers lol but good luck hope all works out for you  
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7552771 tn?1469929649
If your breasts are going to sag they will either way. After you have the baby your breasts will fill and stretch then go down once it dries up. Also the benefits of breastfeeding should out way your need for a drink. I'm not against formula feeding I did it with my first because I had no help and was 17 and didn't know anything or how to make it easier. But with this one I worked my butt off to get it right for the benefits for baby and me. If you want to formula feed that's fine but not being able to drink shouldn't be your motivation.
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I think its great that there is so much support for breast feeding mommies, but its almost as if all the breastfeeding advocates are shaming moms that choose formula! You ask for respect in your choice and when feeding in public or whatever other issues breastfeesing moms go through so you should give that same respect back to women that choose not to. Stop hating on formula feeding mommies! I triedto breastfeed with my first and it didn't work for us after a month of trying I switched to formula. My **** did not sag from pregnancy and women that I talk to definitely say your boobs will sag a lot more with breastfeeding. I hate that breastfeeding moms always try to hide that fact but its the truth. I bonded just as much if not more with my baby by bottle feeding because I was not in pain and frustrated. There are so many other factors to having a healthy child besides breastfeeding. My child has not had any major illnesses and learns very well. As far as the wine, you can have a glass and its fine. You need to do what's best for you and your family. I was miserable breastfeeding and could not enjoy my baby with all the stress that it was causing me. Its great if you can make it through the rough times and don't care about ruining your breasts at a young age, but don't let yourself feel pressured into something thats not right for you. I just want to give another opinion. Its not about how you feed your baby as long as you feed them!
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Lol yeah I want breastfed and Im pretty smart if I must say so nor do I ever go to the doctor for being sick :)
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