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    A turn in the story....I never heard of this before. My NICU baby has been given breast milk from DAY ONE. Due to insurance issues, we were moved to another hospital. The first hospital was supportive of everything. This new hospital is rushing to get my baby out of there. My baby is on two bottles a day - the rest through a feeding tube. While trying to get her to take a bottle successfully, they gave my baby a bottle of formula and claim that my baby prefers formula over breast milk! I never heard of anything like this before, have you?

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    If you could see me in real life, you would see me literally doing this:

    Sounds like hospital #2 may not be the most breastfeeding-friendly place. Ayone who has taken the Pepsi challenge will tell you that breastmilk tastes way better than formula. There are many reasons why your baby may have taken the formula more easily than your milk- maybe she was intrigued by the new taste, maybe the person offering the bottle felt more comfortable with formula than with expressed milk and baby picked up on that, maybe some other variable changed in between bottle of breastmilk and bottle of formula- but I dare anyone to tell you with certainty that a teeny-tiny baby could a) prefer formula and b) make that preference obvious to the caregiver in just one session.

    And even if your baby really did like formula... So what? My older kid loves marshmallows. Doesn't mean they're better for her than the balanced meal I served her yesterday (though she may disagree).
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*pumpingmom View Post
    A turn in the story....I never heard of this before. My NICU baby has been given breast milk from DAY ONE. Due to insurance issues, we were moved to another hospital. The first hospital was supportive of everything. This new hospital is rushing to get my baby out of there. My baby is on two bottles a day - the rest through a feeding tube. While trying to get her to take a bottle successfully, they gave my baby a bottle of formula and claim that my baby prefers formula over breast milk! I never heard of anything like this before, have you?


    I would TELL them no more formula that way. Good grief. Yes, you might need to supplement, but to prefer it...gross.m
    Susan
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    I know! Gross! I am still shocked!

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