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Why do so many poor people formula feed? UPDATE: I'M THE DUMBA--

Anonymous
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It seems like most poor people formula feed. Why would they do that when breastfeeding is free? 

Before you get your dumbass panties in a wad, I'm not calling formula-feeders poor, or saying only rich people breastfeed, or saying you are a bad parent for feeding your kid whatever the hell you want to feed them. (Though there are physical benefits to breastfeeding, sorry, it's true.)

But seriously, why?


UPDATE:

Okay, obviously a huge part of it is that they have to go back to work. And that we're the only industrialized nation that offers ZERO paid maternity leave.

Sorry for all the Jimmies I rustled. I BF and my "extended" BF friend unintentionally makes me feel like a shit mom for only BFing the first 12 months. 

Maybe I should put my time energy and wondering into lobbying for paid mat leave.... ?

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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not everyone can breast feed.

BluePandaDreams
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM
Why not?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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Why do you care how people feed their children?

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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I DON'T. It just seems strange that so many low-income people FF when BF is free. I thought maybe someone had a good reason. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Why do you care how people feed their children?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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Because they want to, and can?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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Unless you have AIDS or active tuberculosis or are on drugs, or are one of the small pecentage of people who physically can't, yes, you can. 

I don't care at all if you can but just don't want to for whatever reason. Your kid will be healthy and smart and all that jazz. But formula is fucking expensive. It seems like if money is tight breastfeeding makes most sense. 

Quoting Anonymous:

not everyone can breast feed.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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Because they get wic and fs.
LucyHourglass
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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breastfeeding can be hard as fuck.

we mixed feed because i dont produce enough milk. i give him what i can from me and have to supplement the rest, otherwise my baby would go hungry.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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Well, their reason is theirs....as strange as it may be to you.

Quoting Anonymous:

I DON'T. It just seems strange that so many low-income people FF when BF is free. I thought maybe someone had a good reason. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Why do you care how people feed their children?




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