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Old 02-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #81
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Honestly, I'm a mom who BF all of my kids through supply issues, supplementing with both formula and donor milk. I cloth diaper, I ERF, I'm anti-circ, I delay vaccines.... and I 100% believe that a loving mom who chooses to formula feed from day 1, uses sposies, forward-faces her babes at a year, circs, and fully vaxes is making informed decisions to do what's best for her family and that makes her a good mom. I don't feel a need to put her down to make myself feel superior.

I also WOH full-time in public schools. Every day, I see kids who are abused and neglected, kids who were literally starved as infants and are now in the foster care system, kids who were exposed to drugs in utero and still live in homes where they're exposed to drugs and violence daily, kids who are never in any type of car seat and have only eaten fresh fruits when they're served in the school cafeteria, kids who have never seen a book or held a crayon before the first day of kindergarten... and I work in a good school system in one of the wealthiest counties in the US.

So, I guess I'm a bit jaded, but seriously, I cannot figure out why we care about loving parents who choose to formula feed.
im a mom who...ERF my kids. my 4 & 3 yr olds r still rarfacing & will b untill they no longer can in there radians. my kids r also extended harnessed. my 6 yr old still harnessed is in his radian but my 9 yr old no longer is harnessed in his frountier 85. he out grew it by hight. now he is boostered in it. i cloth diaper & will never put my kids in sposies. i select vax, i do circs my boys, i hs. but... all my kids were ff. i never once bf aney of them. shocker isnt it. i agree that there r worse choices out there that parents can do & thats why i could care less if a parent ff or bf. all i care about it the child is being loved & cared for. not being abused.

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #82
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Also remember when you are judging strangers...you have no idea the back story. Many would have judged the daylights out of DS eating cheetos at 6 months old. And you know what? We were doing it at the direction of his medical team as a part of his feeding therapy. We also gave him lolly pops and diet coke. We let him have anything he would put in his mouth.
Every family is different, and all circumstances are different. Maybe the baby has a bottle of Mt. Dew because there was nothing else in the car to drink and kiddo was thirsty. Not every moment is a shining mommy moment, even for the best of us.
yes! i have also had to do that w/ my oldest son. we gave him whatever he wanted. (that was leagle for him to comsume lol) it was part of his diet plain too. is also is now too since he is more then 10lbs under weight. i have had soo many ppl argue w/ me on this & its nice to see someone who has been there & understands. this is also one of the reasons i dont juge. u never know why a parent is doing what there doing. (of course i dont mean abusive things. thats a diff story)
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:05 PM   #83
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I don't care whether a mom uses formula breastmilk or both. As long as she feeding her baby something that's designed for infants. I heard of moms using carnation instant breakfast as a cheap alternative to formula
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I don't care whether a mom uses formula breastmilk or both. As long as she feeding her baby something that's designed for infants. I heard of moms using carnation instant breakfast as a cheap alternative to formula
My aunt (in her early to mid 70's) likes to tell me of 'back when' her son (in his 40's) was a baby, she made his own formula with condensed milk and karo syrup.

Proof that formula has come a LONG way.
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This thread has made me chuckle. Glad I don't run with many crunchy moms in real life. They'd be all over my parenting choices.
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Re: s/o Why are we so concerned about fomula feeders

Ok, I have to say... how bad is it that I keep misreading the title as, "s/o Why are we so concerned about bottom feeders?".

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Ok, I have to say... how bad is it that I keep misreading the title as, "s/o Why are we so concerned about bottom feeders?".

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