I see that number thrown around all the time. But of the moms I know personally way more than 2% tried really hard to breastfeed but couldn't for various reasons.
Lots of moms I know tried really hard and sought help with nursing, but just couldn’t do it. So who comes up with that statistic, because I just don’t see how I happen to know so many people with problems if it’s really only 2%?
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 5:18 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by ladysavage at 5:25 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:25 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
"Not being able to breastfeed" is a brand new phenominom that has spread like wildfire since formula and bottles and pacifiers came along.
I promise you, if your friends that "couldn't breastfeed" had ZERO other choice, and their child would starve without - they would have breastfed successfully.
Answer by ladysavage at 5:27 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by LucasMama08 at 5:28 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
In the last 5 years I'd say I've know about 20 people (close friends and family) who've had babies. That's 30%.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 5:29 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
How do you know that lady savage? My friend with the preemie would have lost her daughter right away if she hadn't been fed thought a feeding tube. She weighed less than 2 lbs. The baby with the cleft palette would also have starved if he couldn't have been fed thought a bottle. And the La Leche League had to basically threaten to report my cousin's wife to CPS if she didn't bottle fed because her son wasn't gaining any weight because she was intent on breastfeeding exclusively. All these moms sought help and were told their children needed to be bottle fed so how can say they didn't really need it?
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 5:33 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 5:36 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:37 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 5:37 PM on Nov. 1, 2009