Why is there so much pressure on moms to breast-feed? It is not right for everybody. Why can't formula-feeding moms be respected about their decisions? There is so much nastiness on this subject. I have never bashed moms who breastfeed, yet there is continuous bashing on formula feeding. I breast-fed for 2 weeks and then quit because it was right for me because of the circumstances.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by tntmom1027 at 5:38 PM on Nov. 4, 2009
Answer by photogrypher at 5:51 PM on Nov. 4, 2009
Formula is fine when the mom is physically unable to breastfeed.
Answer by rkoloms at 5:53 PM on Nov. 4, 2009
I'll tell you the way I see it... Breastfeeding is the absolute best thing that you can feed your baby, period. I think EVERY mom that is able (Only 1% of women DO NOT produce breastmilk) should breastfeed at the very least while they are on maternity leave. Six weeks of breastmilk is better than NO breastmilk. I mean, you are going to make milk anyhow. Get educated, most Dr.'s do not know as much about breastfeeding as they should. I don't bash anyone that formula feeds, I just don't understand why is isn't the last resort for every mom. I would think every mom would want to give their children the BEST possible, and breastmilk is definitely superior to formula. If you can breastfeed because of medical reasons,(A lot of medications ARE compatible with breastfeeding), and then by all means use formula. But, there are millions of women that don't even give breastfeeding a try. To me.. that is just sad.
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