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Old 03-16-2009, 03:34 PM   #11
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WHAT!? Formula is wonderful?! What a crock. This really made me sick. Just another excuse for moms who just plain don't want to bf to say "See, look, it's not as great for your kid as everybody says". The truth is when you choose not to bf, you ARE putting you child at risk for obesity, asthma, etc. It is not like the fact that breastfeeding can reduce the incidence of those things was just made up by a bunch of crazy hippie moms, or something. There ARE facts behind it, unlike her so-called "case" against breastfeeding. And the worst part is, she goes on to say she's NOT against nursing... so why name your article that? It seems like this woman's writing career need a boost, and this is her way of drawing some media attention. I am disgusted. And yes, SOME women, like, a minute percentage, CAN'T breastfeed. The rest are simply too lazy to put in the effort, or just have no interest in bf'ing. I am so tired of hearing this CAN'T garbage. It is what your body is DESIGNED to do. 100 years ago, your baby faced death if you couldn't breastfeed, and I guarantee there were a lot less women back then running around saying they just couldn't do it. Please, if you are one of the FEW women who honestly could not breastfeed, do not be offended. For example, if a mom is on a medication that she absolutely needs, and it is not compatible w/ breastfeeding, that is a CAN'T situation. I am merely saying that there are a lot less CAN'T situations then some people would have you think. And "Oh, we need to support young mothers." Please! This 22 year old mom of 2 has been nursing for 4 years straight (on march 11th!) and I don't need THAT kind of support, thank you very much. Some people call handing a mom who just gave birth a bag of formula on her way out of the hospital "support" too. I call it sabotage.

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Old 03-16-2009, 05:18 PM   #12
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WHAT!? Formula is wonderful?! What a crock. This really made me sick. Just another excuse for moms who just plain don't want to bf to say "See, look, it's not as great for your kid as everybody says". The truth is when you choose not to bf, you ARE putting you child at risk for obesity, asthma, etc. It is not like the fact that breastfeeding can reduce the incidence of those things was just made up by a bunch of crazy hippie moms, or something. There ARE facts behind it, unlike her so-called "case" against breastfeeding. And the worst part is, she goes on to say she's NOT against nursing... so why name your article that? It seems like this woman's writing career need a boost, and this is her way of drawing some media attention. I am disgusted. And yes, SOME women, like, a minute percentage, CAN'T breastfeed. The rest are simply too lazy to put in the effort, or just have no interest in bf'ing. I am so tired of hearing this CAN'T garbage. It is what your body is DESIGNED to do. 100 years ago, your baby faced death if you couldn't breastfeed, and I guarantee there were a lot less women back then running around saying they just couldn't do it. Please, if you are one of the FEW women who honestly could not breastfeed, do not be offended. For example, if a mom is on a medication that she absolutely needs, and it is not compatible w/ breastfeeding, that is a CAN'T situation. I am merely saying that there are a lot less CAN'T situations then some people would have you think. And "Oh, we need to support young mothers." Please! This 22 year old mom of 2 has been nursing for 4 years straight (on march 11th!) and I don't need THAT kind of support, thank you very much. Some people call handing a mom who just gave birth a bag of formula on her way out of the hospital "support" too. I call it sabotage.
I totally agree with you. The saddest part is what percentage of women (and men) are going to believe that crock? From women who will eventually become mothers to women and men who will be there to support them and just don't take the time to do the research.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:55 PM   #13
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I understand that some moms have troubles bfing or other circumstances that prevent it, and they shouldn't feel bad if they can't, but I do not think it should be encouraged as a choice for the sake convience or whatnot.





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Old 03-16-2009, 07:07 PM   #14
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Even my friends who BF and had to suddenly and sadly stop say the difference is obvious, and they are not talking about health! I don't care what they say.... I would have it NO OTHER WAY! This is what the core of my being says is right for me to do and I have super happy healthy , ell adjusted kids to prove it! 3 kids, no ear infections.. EVER!
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I think the article also sadly deemphasized the bond that is created by breastfeeding. It is amazing to nurture and feed your child from your own body. Even when breastfeeding is difficult or frustrating (thrush, for example) it makes me feel close to my son. It is the ultimate show of love for another being.
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I am just sad! Wow, what an awful article.
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I am always the oddball with these articles. My healthiest kids were my formula fed ones. Dakota is my only child what has never had a drop of formula and has had ear infections since she was 2months old and now we are looking at tubes If you can give breastfeeding the time and effort to make it work- great. If not don't beat yourself up about it, formula is okay too
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sounds like someone got a formula company endorsement if you ask me!!
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And yes, SOME women, like, a minute percentage, CAN'T breastfeed. The rest are simply too lazy to put in the effort, or just have no interest in bf'ing. I am so tired of hearing this CAN'T garbage.
Wow. I just don't get it. Yes, those articles are bad. Breastmilk is usually best. But sometimes it doesn't work out for women for numerous reasons and I don't see why we need to make women feel guilty for that by calling them too lazy.


Anyway... I don't agree with the articles or the way they portray BFing. It's too bad a lot of people may read those and think at least trying to BF isn't worth it.
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I did FF my first DS... although I breastfed her for 4 months... even in the hosptial, in the NICU... I was told "If we run out of breastmilk (that i pumped) it's okay, we'll just give her formula"... and at 19 I didn't question them....

HOWEVER... I then EBF'ed all 3 of my DS's (am currently EBF) and I love it!! I love it for every reason imaginable. I wish I could convince more women to do it because they don't know the joy they are missing.

These articles make me sad.
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