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I honestly believe that this is out of line and that forumla companies shouldn't be printing this on their boxes.

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I bought formula about a month ago.

Not that I need to explain myself but I will anyway.

I was having problems breastfeeding my son, who's a month and a week old.

I started EBF when he turned 2 weeks.

So anyways, I bought formula as a back up in case I couldn't BF.

Well, last week, I read on the box that it said: "breastfeeding is the best."

Even though that I now EBF, I still find that offensive.

Here's why:

there are mothers out there who try like hell to bf but can't because of medical reasons or maybe because they aren't producing enough.

whatever the case may be, i feel that is a really shitty thing to put on a box of forumla.

i feel that it would make a mother feel shitty about having to use the formula.

it's bad enough that they feel like a failure because their body failed at being about to bf but now they have to put up with society having to remind her all of the time how SHE is a shitty mom because SHE failed at being able to breastfeed.

i honestly think that it's out of line and that the Enfamil company has no right printing that on their boxes.

even if nothing was wrong with her and she just decided that she didn't want to bf, who the hell cares!! that's her decision, why cause her to feel guilty about that shit??

i can understand how it would be ok to encourage her to bf but if she doesn't want to or can't then just respect it. but don't rub it in her face.

the thing that i don't understand is: why would a formula company try to encourage mothers to breastfeed? they would be losing money that way.

it's like the cigarette company printing on each pack of cigarettes that smoking is bad and you shouldn't do it.

why would they try to encourage that? they are the ones that would be losing out on money. I was going to take a picture of it to post on here but i gave the box away to my neighbor because her co-worker formula feeds her week old daughter, so i gave it away.

by on Aug. 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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MamaNeeNee
by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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Wow! Some people seriously must have nothing better to do than to try and argue about bf bs formula..

And I stand by what i said.. Boobs are made to produce milk. All mammals have them and they all do the same thing.. Fact!
Breast is best.. Fact!
((Many)) women just don't try hard enough.. Another fact!

Are there exceptions? Why of course.. Are some just too lazy.. Again yup!

No where in my first statement did I say "ALL" or even "most" iJS to those of you that needed to quote me to explain why you didn't bf...
Personally, no offense, I don't care. The post was about the "offensive statement" which I am NOT offended by.. If you can't handle the facts.. Get some thicker skin because that's life.

:)
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ashleywagoner
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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Breast IS best. The fact they have that on the box is pretty awesome IMO.
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Millertime77
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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Like others said, because it's the law-but also I think because believe it or not, in our society, some mothers do not know that breastfeeding is an option-the best option, but an option.  Even if you cannot physically bf your child, if you tried, then you are doing what is best for your child and you should be proud of that fact.  My sister tried for FOUR MONTHS to bf her son-he was losing weight and not thriving-she finally had to give in and give him formula-which broke her heart-but her body couldn't produce enough milk to help him thrive.  I'm just so very greatful that I have been able to successfully bf my now 21 month old.   I'm trying to get the word out that bf is best-on Aug. 4th I held a "Nurse-In" at our local mall, unfortunately only two mothers showed up and both already bf.  I was hoping for new or expecting mommas and to be able to answer questions about bf, etc.  SPREAD the word that BREAST IS BEST!  Why should a mother purchase formula, when her body can provide what is best for her child and her?  Happy Breastfeeding Awareness Month mommas! :)

Amberleigh81
by Silver Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM
That's awesome that you did that! I traveled to DC for the Nurse-In and met with my Senators' and Representative's offices. I actually might be able to get one of my Senators to co-sponsor a breastfeeding bill that will be brought to the floor next session (it's in committee now). That was the most amazing experience I have ever had! I am on a patriotic high right now! Power to the boobie mamas! :)

Quoting Millertime77:

Like others said, because it's the law-but also I think because believe it or not, in our society, some mothers do not know that breastfeeding is an option-the best option, but an option.  Even if you cannot physically bf your child, if you tried, then you are doing what is best for your child and you should be proud of that fact.  My sister tried for FOUR MONTHS to bf her son-he was losing weight and not thriving-she finally had to give in and give him formula-which broke her heart-but her body couldn't produce enough milk to help him thrive.  I'm just so very greatful that I have been able to successfully bf my now 21 month old.   I'm trying to get the word out that bf is best-on Aug. 4th I held a "Nurse-In" at our local mall, unfortunately only two mothers showed up and both already bf.  I was hoping for new or expecting mommas and to be able to answer questions about bf, etc.  SPREAD the word that BREAST IS BEST!  Why should a mother purchase formula, when her body can provide what is best for her child and her?  Happy Breastfeeding Awareness Month mommas! :)

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piwife
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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you know what i think is out of line.. telling moms thats is just as good as breastmilk or close to it.  now thats wrong

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