Debate: Why do some FFers bash the BFing choice?
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|Thu, 03-24-2011 - 10:41am|
When pregnant women talk about wanting to BF, some who have FF will jump in and activiely bash the BFing choice - why is that?
One person's thought on this:
Like with any minority group that struggles to have their voices heard, there are people who take an aggressive stance and may say things that are percieved as hurtful to people who formula feed, and when you feel attacked it's hard to see the forest for the trees, and to realize that one person=/=every person, and thereby formula feeding parents become aggressive and defensive as well (even though, as a majority, they really don't need to).
By putting you down, she is re-inforcing her own decision.Tthe fact that she makes excuses for not BFing implies that she is insecure about FF and is afraid others will think she is a selfish mother.
Do you agree?