Debate: What someone said or did that made you feel bad as a FFer?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Debate: What someone said or did that made you feel bad as a FFer?
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Tue, 11-02-2010 - 2:12pm

I am hoping some of our lurkers will come out and comment on this. Tell us what the people around you have said or done that made you feel bad for choosing formula (or resorting to formula because your first choice did not work.)

As more and more moms are initiating BFing, at least in the hospital, I think there are more stories coming from the FFing moms. Here's your chance to share your side of the story!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009

Perhaps the problem is the statement is not debatable...

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
"makes it seem to me that you are agreeing that those "bad apples" also exist here on the board. Not sure why -"

"agreeing" I never said anthing to charleen about posters on "this board"

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

Lack of accurate information and support is the number one reason people don't end out breastfeeding.

Usually this is a point that both sides here agree on.

Taking that fact and contorting it to "ffers are stupid" is pointless, but I agree that is what you have tried to do and that you've had some success convincing others. I just wanted to highlight the distortion, because the Borg does not believe that "ffers are stupid".

Without accurate information it is quite difficult to make informed decisions. Weeding through the bogus myths about breastfeeding is a challenge because there are so many. It is difficult to find good information and it is surprising that sources such as a pediatrician or "lactation specialist" are not consistently quality sources.

Personally, I think stating that formula is risky is a fact. Take a large group of people formula feed half, the breastfed half will be healthier. Fact.

I'm not clear on precisely how big that risk is, but as a pp said, all health organization agree that breastfeeding is protective against all kinds of disorders from ear infections to diabetes to even death in some cases. Some people will not have dramatic health issues as a consequence of not having been breastfed, but there is no way to know if you will be one of the lucky ones.

Using the logic that "I was formula fed and I'm fine" has no validity. I was fed Karo and evaporated milk and "I'm fine", no diabetes, no high blood pressure, no heart disease, very healthy, reasonable weight, etc [and yes, those things run in my family].

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

Care to go the next step and state that you have not found the debaters on this board to be "bad apples", disrespectful, etc.?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-2010

Just one question to clarify before I go further.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-2010

Ok, but given the fact that the post of Charleen's that replied to was, in fact, referencing *this board*, perhaps you can see our confusion?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-2010
Great post!!! (Sure do miss that emoticon...)
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009

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