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So where do most of you moms who breastfeed live?

I asked because I have had my comment erased several times from journals or just been ganged up on because someone said that Americans push formula feeding. Now here in the Illinois area I have experience the opposite. I even develop PPD with my first born because I decided to formula feed her because of the type of medication I was/am on. Needless to say all of my children are formula fed although I know breast is best there are too many side effects...people who even know the circumstances still treat me crappy. I am not asking this to start ever you chose to feed your child is your business, as long as you feed them! I am really wondering...since all I hear is bad things about formula.

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Asked by Brickhouse95 at 2:36 PM on Sep. 30, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • I live in Northeast Ohio. In my county, every woman I have encountered with a baby breast feeds. I also live in a county where a lot of mom's are SAHM's (a portion of them also being Amish).

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • I live in Texas. I breastfed for a while, but gradually switched to formula when I went back to work. Honestly, I don't know very many women in my area who have EBF for more than a few months. I find some of the rants on CafeMom regarding breastfeeding are of an extremist/fanatical nature. I was caught up in it before my baby was born, and then I suffered a great deal of depression when I gave up. I have a sister and a couple of sisters-in-law that have children and live in Arizona, California, and New Hampshire, and none of them EBF for a full year.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • i breastfed my daughter for a year before she self weaned. i live in oklahoma. here ive noticed that they push breastfeeding..having extreme commercials about breast being best...i love it.

    Answer by naturepeace at 3:23 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • sc. we have one bf commercial is by medela and both the military and civilain hopsitals are pro breastfeeding

    Answer by piwife at 3:29 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • TX and still bf at 10 months. At work 5 out of the 6 of us who had babies within 6 mos are all breastfeeding. Being women's health nurses might have something to do with it, but still. No one I know outside of work breastfeeds. It's sad really. We have a large hispanic community here in TX and almost all of them BF, though they also almost all supplement with formula.

    Answer by Missbehaves at 3:30 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • I BF all 4of my kids.. I live in Pennsylvania

    Answer by twotwinsmom at 3:34 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • I live in Chicago. I breastfed (while working full time) until my daughter self-weaned at 23 months.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:35 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Connecticut.

    Answer by pinkgemini85 at 3:36 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • I live in Phoenix, where both breast feeding and formula feeding are common.

    Answer by jellyphish at 3:59 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • i live in florida. and more than once i have run across people who have asked me to stop feeding my oldest DD or leave. i told them i was in my rites to nurse my DD. they could not see anything, and they usually left me alone. and that was almost 10 yrs ago.

    Answer by possummom at 4:24 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

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