Christine/Sunny

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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 9:16am
This posting from macbump was below and while debating can be heated and I only want to represent the side of formula feeders who do so by choice and for no other reason which I feel is a voice to be heard in this matter of ff/bf I feel this is out-of-line and DO NOT appreciate this behavior of mud-slinging from a pro-bfer who can't get her way and change my mind about choosing formula. It is a personal choice and a valid one that I have made. And I've made it as an educated decision, not a "fly by the seat of my pants" decision.

It states I'm afflicted with a problem (because I chose to ff).

Please look into this and thanks.

I didn't know how to post a link or describe where it is so I copied/pasted (hope it works!)

Here ya go:

Dissapointed my best friend wont BF (m)

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message #: 559.86 in response to 559.73

from: macbump

to: sahousewifemommy

date: 8:14 am

replies: 90

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well, each to his own opinions, but i must say i do think it is the person who refuses to see the risks, who refuses to see she is feeding an inferior dangerous substance to her child, in spite of all the evidence, & still *chooses* to do so, who is the one who has gone completely blind. i am sorry you are afflicted by this problem.

obviously you will never get *that* either.

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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 9:36am
If you have a problem with a post & feel it violates iVillage's Terms of Service, please feel free to report it using the "Report a Violation" link that is in the post (on the right side). Christine & I do not have the capability to remove posts - only the Community Moderators have that ability. An email will be sent straight to them if you use the link in the post.

Michelle ~Co-Community Leader

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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 9:47am
Thank You. I wasn't sure what the proper protocol was, thanks for informing me!!!
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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 10:36am
I posted to her and you within the original thread:)


christine


~christine~

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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 11:08am
Thanks & I sent it in to TOS violations thingy also. I answered your post about Ky above, glad to meet someone that knows something about Ky.
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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 1:20pm
Actually, you're sort of preaching to the choir on this one! Christine is the QUEEN of personal attacks. Although I was never attacked by Christine I complained when I saw that others were attacked, and many others also posted complaining. Nothing was done. I chose to ignore her posts after the incident.

Also, if your heart is so set on formula then you may not want to post here. This is a debate board, and it does get heated. There is, I think, a bottle feeding board where you will get support for your method of feeding. Here, you are prone to have your views challenged. Macbump is correct in pointing out that human milk is unequivocally the best food for human babies. To deny this fact is at best to be uneducated.

That being said, you can simply press the ignore button and ignore Macbump if you'd like.

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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 1:34pm
Since you ignore my posts......you won't read this anyway....LOL.....


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WOW!! Thanks!! I had no idea I had reached such a level. LOL.....how fun indeed!!


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Depends on what you mean by that. Was I booted off of ivillage?? Uh....no. Was I told to use "IMO" when infact it should very well have been known something is my opinion if I post it?? Yah.....among other things.


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What exactly do you mean here?? I guess the same can be said to those who's "heart is set on breastfeeding".....eh?? Maybe their support board would be more appropriate?? I think not.


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Hmm.....Then I guess to ignore the FACT that she has continually posted she believes breastmilk is the "best" is equally ignorant??


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LOL......oh yes, that's what we all should do. Just ignore those who have pissed us off in some way. Wow, makes for a great debate. And how exactly do you stay on top of all that is said?? If you ignore posts then respond not realizing that something else was said or discounted in some way.......doesn't that make you look silly?? Just a guess.....and my opinion. I would imagine you are missing some great posts on boards where you choose to *ignore* posters.


christine



~christine~

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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 1:42pm
My heart is set on formula. I have chosen formula for the second time. But I think it is an important part of the debate to hear a voice from the formula feeding mommy's that actually choose to ff'd for no other reason than it being a personal choice (not for medical, physical, etc. reasons). This needs to be heard that informed women who are intelligent are making choices to use formula and opting to not go the bfing avenue.

I also think an important factor in the debate is to hear from those who for no other reason choose formula just because they don't want to bf'd. There is no hidden agenda, there is no reason other than I don't want/desire to do it, that is it, period.

So women like me who choose formula simply because they don't want to bf'd and that is all there is to it shouldn't participate in the debate to show their side and stand up for themselves and others like them?

Views challeneged fine. I'm not going to rethink my position. I'm going to be a formula feeder once again. But a formula feeder like myself with my reasonings and it being a personal choice can't challenge the pro-bfers?

I am educated in this line. I have never denied (although macbump has tried to insist I have) that breast milk is best. Heck, I've said it time and time again. And here you go so you can hear me say it. BM is best.

However, I feel formula is perfectly acceptable alternative to bm and I chose it, educated and wise about the facts, not a decision I took lightly.

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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 1:48pm
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I must admit I don't understand your thinking. I am glad you are here though because it helps me TOO understand. KWIM?? I believe that the majority of ffers here began with bf for however long and then switched over to ff. That's what I did. I would love to bf long term.....but have no problem switching over to formula if it gets too much for me to handle. I also must admit I am waiting for *something* to be said from you about the *why* you bf from the start. Funny, how we all think that there MUST be a reason for everything. When in some cases there just isn't.


christine


~christine~

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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 1:53pm
Even though I don't understand your reasons for choosing formula, I think, as you said, it is important to hear all sides of the debate. Without an opposing view, we would have no debate!

As for personal attacks, they happen sometime. You can call the poster on it, or request the post be removed. But it doesn't really have to do with formula, per se, but opposing viewpoints. I've seen pro-bf'ers disagree with each other and one post a personal attack to the other. Plus, sometimes even a even tempered person might get caught up in the heat of the moment and go too far. Usually, they will apologize if called on it.

Just part of being human, I guess!

Sherry

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Mon, 05-12-2003 - 1:59pm
I just have to ask because I've wondered this everytime you mention that you chose to FF despite not having medical or physical reasons. How is that an educated decision when you also acknowledge that formula if inferior to BM? I understand those who FF because they had a very difficult time with BF, and those who FF for physical or even emotional reasons, but you never mention on what basis you made *your* educated decision.

Not a personal assult, but I just have to ask why you FF, particulary if you want to represent those who do it "just because." (My words, not yours.)

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