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Old 09-26-2011, 02:33 AM   #1
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Articles by a Ph.D from Psychology Today about breastfeeding and formula.

I was royally flamed in the "goat's milk" thread for my opinion that formula should only ever be used as a last resort. I found these articles VERY interesting. Here is someone with a Ph.D and she mentions "the dangers of formula".
**Just want to clarify that I never posted anything in a FF support area. I am fully aware some situations are tremendously difficult and breastfeeding is not an option. I am NOT putting moms down for this. What saddens me is that many women choose formula because it seems easier. If that is the main reason they are formula feeding, I disagree with their choice. I believe in education so that women are fully aware of what is IN the formula they are giving their infant. So much is said about how great breastmilk is, but very little is said about how dangerous formula can be.

I will let the articles "speak" for themselves.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201108/in-light-last-weeks-posts-is-pushing-formula-evil



http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201108/your-assumptions-about-infant-formula-are-probably-wrong

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201108/breastmilk-wipes-out-formula-responses-critical-comments

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Old 09-26-2011, 02:38 AM   #2
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Re: Articles by a Ph.D from Psychology Today about breastfeeding and formula.

Here's some more info: http://coactivehealth.com/gastrointestinal-disorders/important-role-breastfeeding-infant-gut-development-prevention-of-food-allergies/
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:20 AM   #3
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Re: Articles by a Ph.D from Psychology Today about breastfeeding and formula.

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What saddens me is that many women choose formula because it seems easier. If that is the main reason they are formula feeding, I disagree with their choice.
Thanks for sharing these articles, mama!

My Mom & MIL have told me that they think formula feeding is easier, however NEITHER ever tried to BF.

Breastfeeding is incredibly easy to me. Just place the baby to your breast & wah-la, they eat! No preparing formulas, no bottles, no sterilizing bottles, etc.

Besides, I love BFing my LO & the snuggles we get during that time.

I feel fortunate that I'm able to provide nutrition for my baby in the way no one else can.
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