I took a bunch of parenting classes and now I'm hearing other things so its confusing. I've been reading some things about breastfeeding and I'm pretty sure that's what I want to do. I have some questions though. everything I'm reading can't possibly be true. I don't have long to decide.
1. Why didn't any of the classes I took talk about nursing? They talked about sterilizing bottles and how much formula to use. They told us what kind of formula is best and gave us samples and coupons for it. we got diaper bags full of stuff from nestle. There's all this proof that breast milk is better, so why don't people talk about it?
2. Is it true that the post partum nurses might try to talk me into giving formula even if I tell them I don't want to use it? Why would they do that?
3. How likely is it that I won't be able to make enough milk? I've found a lot of stuff online that talks about people not making enough milk.
4. Does a mothers age have any bearing on ability to breast feed? I haven't found much about young moms nursing.
5. Do you have to follow a special diet if you're nursing?
6. Is it harder to make a breastfed baby sleep through the night? Or are the classes I took wrong about how to do that too?
7. What sort of supplies do you have to have to breastfeed?
8. Are some babies really allergic to their moms milk?
9. Does breastfeeding supply baby with enough iron and vitamin D? I've read that you have to suppliment with extra vitamins.
10. Does not using a feeding schedule cause matabolisim problems in the baby? I read that a couple of places but I don't understand how that would work.
11. Can breastfeeding lead to bone loss in the mother? My foster family claims it does. "the baby would just suck everything right out of you"