FF'ers would you use formula from ano...

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Tue, 11-11-2003 - 8:14am

FF'ers would you use formula from another country if you lived there?



  • Yes
  • No
  • Depends on the country (please specify)


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Tue, 11-11-2003 - 8:16am
BTW, anyone who USED to use formula, who supplements with formula, or whatever, can also vote, obviously. :-)

As for me...it WOULD depend partly on the country I'm sure, but I'd still try and avoid formula just as much as here...just perhaps moreso depending on the country.

Fio.

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Tue, 11-11-2003 - 10:09am
Okay I am really not sure what you are getting at here Fio, but I answered Yes. This was how I looked at it. If that country was my country of origin, if I didn't know any different and I was faced with the same issue I faced with Allen I would definitely use the formula from that country. I would try my best to breastfeed, but why would I use a formula from another country if I didn't know any different? That's how I looked at the question.

Now,when it comes to say me going down to the USA (or Britain, or Israel) on an extended holiday, I would bring the brand my baby was using with me. It's basically because I don't like the idea of switching formulas for no reason at all. I mean, a bf baby gets his mommy's milk no matter what, why would I give my child something different than what he was used to getting.

I'm not sure I answered what you were looking for though.

Judi


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Tue, 11-11-2003 - 10:27am
I grew up in Germany, and would have no problem FF over there. Their regulations are as strict as ours.

Ilka



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Tue, 11-11-2003 - 10:31am
It depends on the country in question. Canada--yes. England--yes. Zimbabwe--no. Russia--no. How industrialized of a nation are you talking about? BF support is easier to get and the post-partnum period is easier in some countries--maybe I would BF if I lived in another country. It's all situational, Fio.

JMHO--C

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Tue, 11-11-2003 - 10:41am
i know nothing about german regulations. its interesting to hear that they are strict, given that's where the formula in question (other post) was manufactured.

like i said, all the regulation in the world can't cover for human error. and, while the chances may "be slim," it can't make the mother whose baby is the statistic feel better.

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Tue, 11-11-2003 - 8:18pm
Sorry if my intent wasn't totally clear. I was wondering if there are countries out there whose formula-management you don't have a lot of faith in, and where if you HAD to live there, you'd rather import formula from another place than use the stuff from that country, say, OR go the route of making your own.

Hope that was clearer... :-)

Fio.

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Tue, 11-11-2003 - 8:20pm
I figured it would be for some people. And I can see why. So...say you were in Zimbabwe living there for an extended period...what would your choice be...would you a) import formula from elsewhere b) make your own, c) make a greater effort to BF in that country, or is there a D) to choose from...? :-)

Just curious...

Fio.

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Tue, 11-11-2003 - 8:24pm
C or A--being the sort of society it is, I imagine there is greater breastfeeding support than here. If I couldn't do it again though I wouldn't hesitate to import formula from the US.

Christi

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Tue, 11-11-2003 - 8:38pm
Thanks for your answer, I was interested in hearing your choices. :-)

Fio.

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Wed, 11-12-2003 - 12:23am

My children were born in Mexico and I did use formula from that country. For the first 6 weeks I supplemented my twins with formula, and after that they were exclusively breastfed. There were several brands which were manufactured there through Nestle, as well as the expensive American imports.

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