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