Ok, I respect the "breast vs formula" choice. It's not my baby and therefore not my decision to make. However, I constantly hear about many parenting choices that people say shouldn't be allowed to be a *choice* when it endangers the health of the child.
Someone in one of my groups mentioned a friend of hers who chose to formula feed from birth. Five days after the birth and it is still not being released from the hospital because it isn't tolerating formula. Mom was asked to nurse to see if the baby actually tolerated that. It did, but Mom is still refusing to nurse her baby.
The biggest argument I hear for formula is "if the baby is being fed, what does it matter *how* it's being fed?" Obviously, if this baby can't keep any formula down, its not being adequately fed. If nursing can solve that problem, shouldn't she do it rather than keeping her baby in the hospital because it's *not* being adequately fed?
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Answer by SWasson at 12:49 PM on Nov. 4, 2010
I'm sorry, but I find it a little hard to believe that this woman is just sitting in the hospital with her newborn not eating and refusing to breast feed. Maybe it is the specific formula or the baby is having a digestive problem?? I would assume if the ONLY way for this child was able to eat this woman would be breast feeding, even if she didn't like it.
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