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Old 02-03-2013, 04:36 PM   #11
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Wait you mean my 3 year old shoudnt have his nightly bottle of kool-aid??

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:42 PM   #12
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Sheesh, I have standards, we all know Mellow Yellow is far superior!
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Wait you mean my 3 year old shoudnt have his nightly bottle of kool-aid??
No. They should. Its really good for them.

Anyways I am the last person to judge. My 7 year old dd still has a bottle at night. Just water but whatever. I dont care.
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Re: s/o Why are we so concerned about fomula feeders

In that case why are worried about people using formula when there are starving children in our own hometowns and around the world??? Why are we worried about cloth versus disosables when there are kids who wear the same diaper for days at a time?? Why have the SAHM vs. WOHM battle when there are kids left home alone in cribs while their parents do drugs/go to the casino/or play video games for days on end?? Why are we worried about ERF and harnessing when there are kids who still dont use car seats at all??
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I am not "concerned" about what other people do. At the end of the day I don't lose sleep over what others do with their kids. I care on a bigger level like that report that came out last year that we can save billions if most people breastfed and that our children would be much healthier. I care about changing the cultural perceptions of breastfeeding and making sure there is support for every mom who wants to breastfeed. I care about getting pumping opportunities for working moms. I care about true informed consent and parents having information before they make decisions. I care about the waste and environmental costs. I care about hospitals not sabotaging breastfeeding by separating moms and babies and advertising for formula companies. I care about women's right to nurse and baby's right to eat wherever without harassment. I care about all those things and more but no I don't care if a mom formula feeds as an individual, I am much more concerned about the mass effects it is having on society as a whole.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #15
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I am not "concerned" about what other people do. At the end of the day I don't lose sleep over what others do with their kids. I care on a bigger level like that report that came out last year that we can save billions if most people breastfed and that our children would be much healthier. I care about changing the cultural perceptions of breastfeeding and making sure there is support for every mom who wants to breastfeed. I care about getting pumping opportunities for working moms. I care about true informed consent and parents having information before they make decisions. I care about the waste and environmental costs. I care about hospitals not sabotaging breastfeeding by separating moms and babies and advertising for formula companies. I care about women's right to nurse and baby's right to eat wherever without harassment. I care about all those things and more but no I don't care if a mom formula feeds as an individual, I am much more concerned about the mass effects it is having on society as a whole.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #16
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Re: s/o Why are we so concerned about fomula feeders

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.
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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.

From a mom who has done all the research and gave each of her los ff, decided to circ, uses sposies, and ff before 2 THANKYOU. I made decisions based on what I and dh decided were best for us.
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I am not "concerned" about what other people do. At the end of the day I don't lose sleep over what others do with their kids. I care on a bigger level like that report that came out last year that we can save billions if most people breastfed and that our children would be much healthier. I care about changing the cultural perceptions of breastfeeding and making sure there is support for every mom who wants to breastfeed. I care about getting pumping opportunities for working moms. I care about true informed consent and parents having information before they make decisions. I care about the waste and environmental costs. I care about hospitals not sabotaging breastfeeding by separating moms and babies and advertising for formula companies. I care about women's right to nurse and baby's right to eat wherever without harassment. I care about all those things and more but no I don't care if a mom formula feeds as an individual, I am much more concerned about the mass effects it is having on society as a whole.
This. I care about it on a societal level, not an individual level. I will not judge nor look down on a mom who FF. I will judge and look down on hospitals that provide no support or help, formula companies that rather push their agenda to make $ rather than the health of families, and so on.

I also do care how children are raised. That is more in a if I think a child is being abused/neglected type of caring though. I don't care if you feed your kid pop tarts for breakfast, but I do care if you neglect your child and not feed them at all.

ETA: And to answer the questions "why would you care?" because I have met such neglected and abused children and it's really sad, and I don't wish that upon any child.
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I don't really care if people choose to ff. It does however irritate me when people want to say the quality of formula is equal to the quality of breastmilk. Their are many studies out there proving differently. Obviously for many babies formula is an adequate substitute.
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