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Poll #1898481
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Were you breastfed as an infant?

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Yes
57 (40.4%)
No
50 (35.5%)
Partly/some of the time
22 (15.6%)
I don't know
12 (8.5%)
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[User Picture]From: paperwiings
2013-02-24 05:12 pm (UTC)

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No. I believe my momma tried it with my older brother, chose not to continue and didn't even try with me.
[User Picture]From: velum_cado
2013-02-24 05:17 pm (UTC)

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No. My mom tried, but I wasn't having it. The doctor speculated that it had something to do with my mom smoking, and it affected the taste of the milk or something, idk.
[User Picture]From: tamaracat
2013-02-24 05:27 pm (UTC)

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I was never given a bottle or a pacifier in my life. I also didn't stop nursing until I was 2.5 and apparently would have conversations with my mother about wanting to nurse and that's when she decided it was done!
[User Picture]From: pigtailsloveme
2013-02-24 05:39 pm (UTC)

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Similar with me. My mom said she decided to stop when I would casually walk up to her in public and lift up her shirt like it was nothin.
[User Picture]From: gabardinedreams
2013-02-24 05:28 pm (UTC)

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I put yes, but I'd like to clarify that I was breastfed at first.. but I was a very unhappy baby and my dad has memories of sleepless nights walking up and down the hallway with me screaming. Turns out my mother wasn't producing enough milk for me so once that was figured out I wasn't breastfed any longer.
[User Picture]From: kmeghan
2013-02-24 05:33 pm (UTC)

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My mom told me that she did for a few months, but then discovered that she could never do anything or go anywhere, so she switched to formula.
[User Picture]From: starrchilde
2013-02-24 10:59 pm (UTC)

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Aw, that's so sad... kid's nutrition should come first.
[User Picture]From: obfuscate
2013-02-24 05:38 pm (UTC)

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I feel like I was, but I'm really not sure.
[User Picture]From: st0neface
2013-02-24 06:23 pm (UTC)

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lol
[User Picture]From: leahfu
2013-02-24 05:57 pm (UTC)

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My mom chastised me when she found out that I stopped nursing my daughter at 6 months. SHE nursed us until we were over a year old. Of course she didn't work when we were babies and I went back to my full time job 3 months after having my daughter.
[User Picture]From: dragonflyinlove
2013-02-24 06:07 pm (UTC)

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I put partly, I was ebf until my mother died when I was 6-8 weeks old.
[User Picture]From: drowsyfantasy
2013-02-24 06:08 pm (UTC)

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I did, but apparently I did not like it. My mother said it was a battle to get me to feed and I didn't want to keep to any sort of schedule, yet I'd cry all the time for it and then not eat.
[User Picture]From: judaskiss
2013-02-24 06:09 pm (UTC)

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No. She tried it with my brother but found it too painful, so didn't even try with me. Older siblings ruin everything.
[User Picture]From: heure_actuelle
2013-02-24 06:24 pm (UTC)

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nope, I was adopted
[User Picture]From: cocacola_sorrow
2013-02-24 10:48 pm (UTC)

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Me too! You some people actually gave my (adopted) mum shit in later years saying that if she'd bonded with me enough, that she would have been able to produce breast milk for me?

[User Picture]From: schexyschteve
2013-02-24 07:16 pm (UTC)

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I think I was until at least 6 months. I don't know about after that.
[User Picture]From: gmzobisnotyou
2013-02-24 07:24 pm (UTC)

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i don't remember
[User Picture]From: lillyluna
2013-02-24 07:30 pm (UTC)

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My mom breastfed me until I was seven months old and my parents had to go out of town for a wedding. I stayed with my grandparents and had formula and when my mom came back I refused to keep breastfeeding.
[User Picture]From: snailrevolution
2013-02-24 07:34 pm (UTC)

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Nope. My mom decided that with twins it'd be much easier to do the formula thing.
[User Picture]From: bbbbaked
2013-02-24 07:55 pm (UTC)

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How do people know these things? I have no clue if me or any of my siblings were lol
[User Picture]From: beetle_breath
2013-02-24 09:58 pm (UTC)

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their parents tell them?
[User Picture]From: putonthemask006
2013-02-24 07:56 pm (UTC)

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I put partly but I'm not really sure how long my mom tried before going to formula exclusively. I was born premature and she didn't have enough milk.
[User Picture]From: loveoholic
2013-02-24 07:59 pm (UTC)

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My mother tried with myself and my brother, but we weren't interested.
[User Picture]From: mikehz
2013-02-24 09:06 pm (UTC)

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No. I have been trying to make up for that shortcoming ever since.
[User Picture]From: alieislove
2013-02-24 09:15 pm (UTC)

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No I wasn't, but then my mom breastfed my younger sister!
[User Picture]From: beetle_breath
2013-02-24 09:58 pm (UTC)

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I was. I don't think it mattered either way in the end.
[User Picture]From: starrchilde
2013-02-24 11:15 pm (UTC)

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Myself and both of my siblings were breastfed, which is quite an accomplishment considering my Mom was career Army and spent months pumping in preparation of being in the field, and then still continued to pump while she was there to ensure she would have milk when coming back. It makes me feel so loved to know she would do that just to ensure we all received the best nutrition she could give us.
[User Picture]From: hikerpoet
2013-02-25 01:09 am (UTC)

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Especially because pumps were shitty back then. I pumped while working full time with my first and that was tough enough, but I had a state-of-the-art pump (although they still need work--gotta put the engineer husbands on that!). Can't imagine with what was available 35 years ago or whatnot.
[User Picture]From: cpb1220
2013-02-25 12:04 am (UTC)

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My mom tried breastfeeding my older sister but couldn't... So she never tried with any of her other kids. She gets pissed that people say breastfed kids are smarter and get sick less often and has decided that my brother with his perfect SATs scores should be the poster child for bottle feeding lol

I will breastfeed, though, if I can.
[User Picture]From: jammiedodger
2013-02-25 01:18 am (UTC)

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My mom breast fed me until I was three, though that last year wasn't all that often. Apparently at one point when I was a baby, my mom wound up in the hospital with food poisoning, and my father, uncle, and grandfather were all trying to get me to drink from a bottle with no success, lol.
[User Picture]From: sblmnldrknss
2013-02-25 03:08 am (UTC)

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Nope. I was adopted.
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