I am asking for someone else and I don't know how to ask this correctly without getting in trouble - do I just post a link to the other bb?
She wants to know if the foster moms usually breastfeed the babies.
Results 1 to 9 of 9
08-03-2006, 10:32 AM #1pepperRegistered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
- Join Date
- Mar 2002
Q? for Guatamala mamas
08-03-2006, 10:44 AM #2
our fostermom did not breastfeed my son. she used bottles with nipples on them bigger then i had ever seen in my life.
08-03-2006, 11:03 AM #3
My two were bottle fed.
When they reached a certain age, they began mixing rice cereal in the formula...they had to cut a large hole in the nipple of the bottle so it would flow!!Darci
Mom to two Guatemalan blessings..
Morgan, home May 22, 2002
Mason, home June 2, 2004
08-03-2006, 11:28 AM #4
My daughter was formula fed also.LOU
LD, Born 10/03, Home 3/04
A, Born 9/06, Home 3/07
08-03-2006, 11:30 AM #5
My son was bottle fed.Bonnie
Mom to Shawn 2/6/05
Home from Guatemala 11/17/05
Ovarian Cancer Survivor
Praying for Mateo
08-03-2006, 11:30 AM #6
no nursing here either. annie did spend some time in the hogar and in a private setting.
melaniebio kids: abi 20 anders 19 aaron 16! wow, 2 in college!
9/4/03 home with annie from guat now 8 (home at 8mo)
12/14/07 fc adoption kendell now 6 (in arms at 4 mo)
8/4/10 fc adoption christopher now 3!(in arms 9wks)
12/22/10 fc adoption collin now 3 also (in arms 5.5 mo...K's bro)
2 chromosomal mc's in 2008
12/07 wife to my high school sweetheart FINALLY after 25 yrs!
08-03-2006, 11:46 AM #7BC-TracikInternational Adoption Over 5,000 Post- Save a life become a Bone Marrow Donor
- Join Date
- Jan 2002
- The Left Coast
- My Mood
FT does not allow cross posting of links... so please don't do that
As for BF.... I would say 99.9% of Guate kids are bottle fed and the ones that are BF are probably doing it secretly and telling AF that they are bottle fed. Most attorney's tell families what formula they provide and pay for it so the general assumption is bottle feeding is the norm. if she is thinking about Adoptive BF that is very possible if they child can learn to latch (I know several mothers that have done it with and without supplementers)... but she needs to take care to not be too disappointed if it doesn't work.Wife to Tim, Mommy to 2 Guatemalan blessings
A, Home 3/02M, Home 1/04, dx w/ALL, PH+ 4/25/08, fighting cancer & he will win
Be a Bone Marrow Donor
"What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a wish that every cup overflow with blessings & that every path leads to peace"-A.Pharo
08-03-2006, 11:46 AM #8pepperRegistered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
- Join Date
- Mar 2002
Thanks! Her dd just started latching on after being home for 5 months. Out of the blue! She was wondering if the foster mom had bf'ed, and that's where her dd learned how.
08-03-2006, 07:44 PM #9
hi pepper not from what i ahve heard but i guess it is a remote possibility. I didnt try with Ivy but she used to suck on my shoulder like that and has always been into boobs and BF so if i had pursued it she may have. I knwo a few people that have done adoptive breastfeeding she may want to look into that if it interests her i know some on this board and PAA have done it.
NinaNina mama to Ivy Rose
home from Guat 11/02
fostered in Guat 8-11/02
DISCLAIMER: Fertile Thoughts allows advertisers to publish information about their services. Fertile Thoughts does not provide medical advice or endorse any particular service or approach to treating infertility. We encourage people to learn as much as possible about the range of options available before committing to any one. We also encourage users to share their thoughts on all fertility options on our forums.