I do not think hospitals providing formula changes the outcome of breastfeeding. My 14 month old was formula fed in the hospital. He came home on formula. When he was 5 days old I realized I made a mistake. I wanted to breastfeed him. I called the hospital nursery and they told me that was great and to just offer the breast. He is now 14 months old and shows absolutely no signs of wanting to stop any time soon. I still have formula from the hospital unopened.
I not putting down anyone that uses formula. I guess I should have added that my first 4 children were formula fed. They are perfectly healthy! I think it has more to do with determination than wether or not they received formula samples. I do understand there are circumstances where a woman can not breastfeed or continue to breastfeed.
on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:54 PM