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Defensive Formula Feeders

Anonymous
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I read this blog faithfully. There are many points she makes in this post that are very valid.
I will post an overview of the blog post and post a link to the actual post as well. its pretty long and I know not everyone wants to read the whole thing lol. these are a very short condensed version of the article.

Vidtim Mentality: They claim to have no control over how things happened with their breastfeeding relationahip. Look at everything outside of themselves as a reason for why bf did not work and they had to use formula.

Opaque Aggression: They are visibly receptive to suggestions but pros at passive  resistance. They never seem to leave a forum of breastfeeders, they rather stay and enojy playing the offended formula feeder. They are good at playing the victim, and a minute later they are causing someone else to be a victim.

The ever popular WHite Knight: a ff plays the victim and someone comes to their rescue. often claiming to breastfeed, when in reality you can almost be sure they have used formula themselves.

they say so often "Stop making me feel guilty":  Really, no one can make you feel anyway. WHy should discussions about breastfeeding be off limits. God forbid someone mention how perfect breastmilk is.

Denouncing BReastfeeding studies: no matter how well the study is conducted, they WILL find some kind of fault with it (I personally have never heard this)

Here is a chart thats pretty cute. its actually called the "Defensive FOrmula Feeder's Bingo"

* I think every  formula feeder has said atleast one of these things once*

Here is a link to the blog post itself:

http://www.thealphaparent.com/search/label/Guilt



Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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by Anonymous on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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by Anonymous on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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Oh jeez.  Everything's a syndrome. I breastfed and find this insulting.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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I knew it would offend some. so sad really. if you are really okay with feeding your kid formula, then why be so offended. the truth sucks

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Pooobaihr
by Platinum Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:24 PM
5 moms liked this

meh.

at the end of the day, I fed MY kids how I chose to.

I breast fed and formula fed.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:24 PM
THere is nothing about this thats insulting. I Understand though. her blog isnt for everyone

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Oh jeez.  Everything's a syndrome. I breastfed and find this insulting.

brettsmomma
by ~Tammie~ on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:24 PM

 eye rolling

Photo: -Randi.Photo

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:25 PM



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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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Who REALLY cares how another person feeds their own child???!!!!!!!!!

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