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Old 01-31-2013, 08:54 AM   #7
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Re: Deciding not to breast feed in advancei

I personally know three women who chose to totally forgo breastfeeding and use formula straight from birth. One is an MD, one is a Master's level speech pathologist, one is a daycare director. All three chose to be SAHM with the arrival of their babies. Their reasons for choosing formula are as valid as my reasons for choosing breastfeeding. Both have pros and cons.

While I would love to see every baby in the world receiving breastmilk (and wearing a cloth diaper ), some families work better when formula is fed. It doesn't really matter, in the end, as long as the baby is getting FED. And to be honest, my one formula baby (not by choice) has been healthier, more closely bonded, and has a higher IQ than my EBF babies.

My sister put it best when she was forced to switch to formula for a myriad of reasons with her youngest: "Breastmilk may be a better food for my baby, but I am a better MOTHER to ALL my children when she has formula".

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