Is the BF vs. FF debate unique in how it's treated compare to other parenting debates?
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|Thu, 02-03-2011 - 1:53pm|
I had this thought recently that it seems to me that this debate is quit different in how it's treated on the internet compared with other parenting debates. I've noticed that the rules of political correctness when it comes to this debate are different then for other debates such as co-sleeping vs crib sleeping, CIO vs non-CIO sleep training methods, circumcision vs non-circ, disposables vs cloth, spanking vs non-violent discipline, etc. There seems to be a greater insistence that BF advocates accept any reason for formula feeding as just a valid or good and never disagree with any reason to FF even one's we feel are based on myths or selfishness. There also seems to be the idea that you cannot come out and suggest that the risk of formula are significant or anything else that might end up leading a FF'r to feel guilty. When it comes to babies in general, you should not care about the health of babies overall, even if you don't care about how any specific individual baby is fed. Thus the statements you see so often such as "Why is it anyone one else business how others choose to feed their babies?".