Re: Ethical question about Ameda
If it weren't for my Ameda Elite rental my son would have been formula fed for the past 8 months. Instead he has been fed nothing but fresh (never frozen or refridgerated) breast milk AND I've been able to build up a sizeable freezer stash which will likely end up donated or trashed. If I have to choose between principle (the plastibell thing doesn't bother me, although the issues with Medela's pumps do) and formula, I'm violating my principles.
13 years ago I had a preemie who was unable to BF and I was unable to maintain my milk supply. The Nestle boycott was huge, yet I fed my daughter Carnation Good Start anyway as it was the only milk based formula she could digest and lactose is important for brain development. I chose my child's dietary needs over my objections to Nestle's formula practices in other countries.
Mel, loving wife to Gene ~ Mom to many:
2 by choice 1995 (bilateral cleft lip and incomplete cleft palate), 1996; 4 by birth 1998, 2000, 2008, 2010 (complete unilateral cleft lip and palate); 2012
10 in Heaven including Caleb Enoch who was born sleeping on 1.8.10 just shy of 18 weeks
MTHFR + possible Ehler's Danlos Syndrome
Lovenox, Folic Acid Therapy, Aspirin Therapy