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why would anyone lie about breastfeeding?

I really don't get it, if you need help you need to be honest and tell us your exact situation!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I think a better question is: why would anyone feel like they'd HAVE TO LIE about breastfeeding? Maybe it's because the woman doesn't want to be judged for using formula.

    Then again, it's not a crime to NOT breast feed, so why lie about it? You know what I mean?
    Fallaya

    Answer by Fallaya at 8:41 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • the bashing. for a few months my friends didn't know because I was a closet breast feeder.
    MythicMMM

    Answer by MythicMMM at 8:42 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • Well, I could see why a woman would be ashamed to say that she was formula feeding. People make you feel so damn bad that you aren't able to breastfeed. I got so much of that from my family. And I tried really really hard for 6 weeks to BF my son and it just wasn't happening. And then when doctors told me I HAD to formula feed, I got a lot of crap from EVERY ONE.
    I could totally see someone being ashamed of saying they formula feed...but I wouldn't lie and say I BF??
    CarieP

    Answer by CarieP at 8:44 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • oh I guess I misundersood the question?? or was she lying about BF or NOT BF??
    CarieP

    Answer by CarieP at 8:46 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • SOME "People make you feel so damn bad that you aren't able to breastfeed" and yet others make you feel bad about breastfeeding!
    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 8:47 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • Yes, please clarify the question...I'm confused now...
    Fallaya

    Answer by Fallaya at 8:48 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • I know someone who said they breast fed there kid but then a few months later you see them formula feeding. I know how she is, she just lied because she couldnt take feeding her kid on demand. Shes a idiot personally, she has a ticker that says booby fed when she doesnt even breast feed. she even talked about cloth diapering her oldest but hes always in huggies. She is not on cafemom.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • Well, I breastfed my baby but dried up after 2 months and had to formula feed. So, when I say that I breastfed does that make me a liar?
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 8:51 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • Why does it bother you so much? So she's a poser...
    Fallaya

    Answer by Fallaya at 8:56 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • So she didn't breastfeed as long as you would have liked to have seen. Are you sure there was formula in a bottle and not breastmilk?

    Talking about cloth diapering is not saying you're doing it. Two different things. I talk about what I'd like to do a lot. Doesn't mean I'll ever get to do it!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:00 PM on Apr. 23, 2009

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