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the great BF debate

do you see that those who haven't BF for whatever reason argue just as passionately as those who did BF - If I formula fed for my own reasons I am entitled to my personal choices etc, but if I breast fed, I am supposedly a judgemental bitch or breastfeeding Nazi hellbent on shoving down someones throats. Why is there a double standard??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:46 PM on Apr. 8, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Because people are not happy unless they are tearing someone else down.

    My philosophy has always been, "Do what YOU want...I'll do what I want."
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:47 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • Arguably, yes, breast feeding is better for your baby, but bottle feeding is fine if that is right for you. Just chalk it up to extremism. There are some on both sides of the argument whose opinions are very extreme.
    neebug3766

    Answer by neebug3766 at 6:48 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • Personally I don't find ALL breast feeders to be judgmental about breast feeding but there definitely are some out there who can't seem to find a middle ground. It's all or nothing.

    Some people don't seem to understand that not everyone can.
    Laila-May

    Answer by Laila-May at 6:49 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • I've done both and I don't judge others for their choices, Nobody debates what first food you introduce at 6 months! It does seem like there are some extremists for both sides
    Some people come in CafeMom just looking for a bitchfight I think, and that one is an easy target.
    myheartx4

    Answer by myheartx4 at 6:54 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • i think people on here call some judgemental ,because they come on her acting like because they do BF they happen to be bettter moms,thats far from true a mom is not better because she BF or because she stays home or because she does alll homemade foods. a mom is great mom because she loves her kids and has close realtionship with them,shes great becuase she protects them shes great because she listens to them because she doesnt yell all day..shes great because shes giving of herself,shes great because she gives them a better life than she had.shes great because she plays with them because she teaches them thats what makes her a good mom.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:08 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • In honesty the breastfeeders on here are judgemental . Have you not seen 90% of the crap they say to formula feeders>?
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 7:34 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • OP - yes I have seen it and I've also seen the formula feeders responses and over-responses - yourself included - your comment on another post was exactly why I posted this question - you called them Nazis and carried on like a twit over a very respectful question
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:53 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • the bf poster i had a problem with was the one who said formula should be available only by prescription. THAT is being a bf nazi. i used both myself. i worked full time , with over time and work a swing shift. not every one has the same life.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:51 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

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