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Posted by on Nov. 12, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/12/24/formula-influence-part-one.aspx formula influence on America part one


http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/273/6/472- national assessment of physicians breastfeeding knowledge how little health are professionals really know  really know about formula 

enterobacter sakazakii infections associated with powder formula

formula for disaster part one 


dangers of soy formula section :http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/soy%20dangers.htm

http://www.missionislam.com/health/dangers_of_soy.htm -they seem to know whats up

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_5629.cfm

http://www.westonaprice.org/soy/infant.html

http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/soydangers.htm

http://kidfeed.blogspot.com/2007/09/dangers-of-soy.html

http://growingyourbaby.blogspot.com/2007/06/warning-to-parents-about-dangers-of-soy.html

http://www.soyonlineservice.co.nz/03summary.htm

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/jan04/soy0104.htm

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kgsharber
by Member on Nov. 12, 2009 at 9:08 AM

sorry, but i never look to cm to inform myself with reliable information.  

Gretchen2876
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2009 at 9:16 AM

A little late for me. All 4 of my children were formula fed, and are EXTREMELY healthy and incredibly intellgent! I was also formula fed, were you?

Raintree
by Ruby Member on Nov. 12, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Well, I was breastfed- as were all four of my children. I like it, I love it, I want some more of it (societally speaking).

I just wonder if this is the way to go about it.

shecallsmemom04
by on Nov. 12, 2009 at 9:30 AM

oh, a youtube video.....cool. 

if you really want to know about me, just read my personal statement on my profile, it's easier. :-)
kgsharber
by Member on Nov. 12, 2009 at 9:31 AM


Quoting shecallsmemom04:

oh, a youtube video.....cool. 

lmao!!

Gretchen2876
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2009 at 9:32 AM


Quoting Raintree:

Well, I was breastfed- as were all four of my children. I like it, I love it, I want some more of it (societally speaking).

I just wonder if this is the way to go about it.

I wish that I knew as much as I do now, BEFORE having my children, but alas that wasn't to be. I do have a question though, based on something I saw in a post yesterday. I have fibrocystic breasts, it seems to be genetic, as my mother has them too. Did that really play a part in what seemed as not enough milk?

Leighanne29
by on Nov. 12, 2009 at 11:14 AM

I have fibrocystic breasts too, as does my mother.  I successfully breastfed two of my children.  One for 17 months and the other for 14 months.

Quoting Gretchen2876:


Quoting Raintree:

Well, I was breastfed- as were all four of my children. I like it, I love it, I want some more of it (societally speaking).

I just wonder if this is the way to go about it.

I wish that I knew as much as I do now, BEFORE having my children, but alas that wasn't to be. I do have a question though, based on something I saw in a post yesterday. I have fibrocystic breasts, it seems to be genetic, as my mother has them too. Did that really play a part in what seemed as not enough milk?


Leighanne29
by on Nov. 12, 2009 at 11:16 AM

 I have to say in general, the arguments about why people "can't" breastfeed drive me crazy.  I wish people would simply say it was too hard, or they just didn't like it instead of trying to justify their reasons for quitting by listing excuses that those of us who breastfed know all too well are just excuses.  Breastfeeding can be exhausting and excruciatingly painful.

There were times that I did not have enough milk and I supplemented with formula while continuing to breastfeed.  I had mastitis three times, and continued to breastfeed.  I cried and kept my teeth gritted while breastfeeding my youngest for 4 months because I kept getting skin infections on my nipples that caused them to bleed and crack.  It felt like a pit viper was clamping down on my nipple every time he latched on, but I did it because I knew it was temporary and I felt like the baby deserved it.  I was anemic to the point of needing a transfusion following an emergency c-section, and was so physically drained that I fell asleep every time I nursed him, but I continued to nurse him.  If you don't want to breast feed, or choose to give up, all the power to you.  Personally I could care less how you choose to feed your own child.  Please though, don't give some lame assed excuse and expect those of us who know better to not think you're full of it.

Gretchen2876
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2009 at 11:40 AM


Quoting Leighanne29:

 I have to say in general, the arguments about why people "can't" breastfeed drive me crazy.  I wish people would simply say it was too hard, or they just didn't like it instead of trying to justify their reasons for quitting by listing excuses that those of us who breastfed know all too well are just excuses.  Breastfeeding can be exhausting and excruciatingly painful.


I'm sure that there are many women just like me. Who honestly believed that they couldn't, for whatever reason. The only one of my 4 children, that I know for sure would have nursed successfully, is my oldest. Me quitting with him, came down to a complete lack of support from my husband. My daughter, although full term, was born not knowing how to suck. So we had to introduce a pacifier and feed her with a bottle, so that she could quickly and easily learn. She took to those long skinny nipples, and didn't look back. My third child was born starving, he had an incredible appetite, that I honestly believed that I wouldn't be able to keep up with.

With my youngest, I was hellbent on making it work. I breastfed him for two days, and he was becoming seriously dehydrated. I suppose I could have supplemented for a bit, and kept trying, and I did pump for a little while, but I was worried about him, and just wanted him to eat. My up-most concern was not being a successful breast feeder, but that my child was able to actually eat, and be healthy. In the end, they are all healthy.

sweetie00
by on Nov. 12, 2009 at 1:02 PM


Quoting Leighanne29:

 I have to say in general, the arguments about why people "can't" breastfeed drive me crazy.  I wish people would simply say it was too hard, or they just didn't like it instead of trying to justify their reasons for quitting by listing excuses that those of us who breastfed know all too well are just excuses.  Breastfeeding can be exhausting and excruciatingly painful.

There were times that I did not have enough milk and I supplemented with formula while continuing to breastfeed.  I had mastitis three times, and continued to breastfeed.  I cried and kept my teeth gritted while breastfeeding my youngest for 4 months because I kept getting skin infections on my nipples that caused them to bleed and crack.  It felt like a pit viper was clamping down on my nipple every time he latched on, but I did it because I knew it was temporary and I felt like the baby deserved it.  I was anemic to the point of needing a transfusion following an emergency c-section, and was so physically drained that I fell asleep every time I nursed him, but I continued to nurse him.  If you don't want to breast feed, or choose to give up, all the power to you.  Personally I could care less how you choose to feed your own child.  Please though, don't give some lame assed excuse and expect those of us who know better to not think you're full of it.

That happened to me ,too. Now my DS is 3 and he still feeds, but I'm a societal freak. Go figure.

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