How do you define the formula side of this debate?
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|Mon, 12-27-2010 - 2:58pm|
How do you define the sides of the debate here?
For me, I see myself on the breastfeeding side. I view the breastfeeding side as 1) Breastfeeding is a healthier choice than bottlefeeding, with rare exception. 2) Infant feeding is a public health issue and therefore it is important to talk about it. 3) The differences between breastfeeding and formula feeding tend to be under played. 4) Infant formula is literally life saving when breastmilk is not available.
I hate it when the "other side" defines my side, so by all means, correct me. But here goes:
1) Infant feeding is a private choice. 2) The differences between breastfeeding and formula feeding tend to be over played and therefore we don't need to talk more about it. 3) Formula is essentially as good as breastfeeding. There may be differences, but they are small.
1) Moms should be allowed to choice breastfeeding or bottle feeding after analyzing the risks. 2)There needs to be more quality information and empathic guidance for moms who opt to breastfeed.