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|Thu, 08-19-2010 - 11:22pm|
To me there is something off about calling formula a choice. Of course, literally it is a choice, but comparing it to "Choice", the feminist issue, abortion, life, etc. is a little dramatic, wouldn't you say?
IMO, the problem with Choice, is that there is no good option. Generally, half of the people choose one way, half choose the other as the "better" option.
In terms of breastfeeding, the choice is clear, breastfeeding is preferred. However, due to various constraints, it isn't always do-able. Life circumstances, lack of government protection, and lack of support and information, etc. deter breastfeeding.
Often when we talk about risk, smoking is a useful analogy. Usually, there is a complaint that the risk of smoking and the risk of not breastfeeding are not quantitatively similar.
Wouldn't that same complaint apply to Choice and BF/FF?
In my opinion, breastfeeding just isn't as important an issue as life itself.