Breastfeeding vs Bottle

So, my doctors keep asking which I plan on doing, but I just don't know. I don't really want to Breastfeed but they say it's a better choice. Idk what to do yet.

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    03/21/14
    Beth
    Are there specific reasons you don't want to breastfeed?
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    03/21/14
    Beth
    If it's just fear, I would at least give it a shot. I personally found it to be a very rewarding experience. I know Katie is very passionate about breastfeeding, and as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor could probably give you some great tips or direct you to somewhere you could learn about it. The choice is yours, but if you do want to do it, there's plenty of resources to help you figure out what you're doing. Most hospitals also have Lactation Consultants available to help you get the hang of it while you're there :)
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    Beth
    I ask because you could pump breastmilk and bottle feed. The doctors say breastfeeding is the better choice because breastmilk has a lot of health benefits for both you and the baby - but if having the baby at your breast is what bothers you, know that there is middle ground!
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      03/21/14
      8Theresa Gould
      The choice is yours. I wonder why your doctors keep asking at this point? Probably just to have it on file or something.
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      03/21/14
      4Katie
      Doctors need it on file so they know what kind of support or education you need.
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        03/21/14
        4Katie
        I highly recommended taking the class, even if you don't know if you want to breastfeed. Taking the class will help you learn about your options so you can make the best choice for you and your baby. In the class they will also cover some newborn basis such as how often they should eat, how much they should eat, how many wet and dirty diapers they should have.

        Why are you unsure of breastfeeding? What concerns do you have? It is the best choice but formula is perfectly fine as well.
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          I had the same dilemma earlier in my pregnancy.... I don't feel comfortable with the idea of breastfeeding, however, I know that it is better than formula. I did research, went to a class on breastfeeding, and ultimately decided that formula was what I was more comfortable with and while it may not be as good as breast milk, it is far more advanced than it used to be. You need to pick the best option for you, not what everyone else believes is better. Good luck. :)
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