HuffPo and FFF

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Registered: 07-11-2006
HuffPo and FFF
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Mon, 08-05-2013 - 11:49pm

The Huffington Post has decided to "celebrate" World Breastfeeding Week by joining up with the Fearless Formula Feeder and her "I Support You" campaign, not to be confused with the "StrongMoms" campaign which is exactly the same thing only different.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-spohr/the-language-of-breastfeeding_b_3708414.html

Catherine, please, help me make some sense of this!

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 4:32pm

[[Catherine, please, help me make some sense of this!]]

Umm... we have to beat down those die-hard, extremist breatfedding zealots, all too eager to belittle and degrade any new mother if she doesn't breast feed by joining up with an unbaised, netural, balanced site that only wants to support you in your choice to formula feed??

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 4:35pm

Found this:

The I Support You movement is a respectful, empathetic, compassionate exchange between parents.  We all feed our children differently, but we are all feeding with love, and in ways that work for our individual circumstances and family dynamics.  I Support You is the first step in helping formula-feeding, breast-feeding, and combo-feeding parents come together and lift each other up with kindness and understanding. We have chosen to announce this movement during World Breastfeeding Week to honor the commitment of those who fight for better support for breastfeeding moms; we are inspired by this, but believe that by changing the focus to supporting all parents, we can truly provoke positive change without putting the needs of some mothers above the needs of others. The “I Support You” movement aims:

1) To bridge the gap between formula-feeding and breastfeeding parents by fostering friendships and interactions.

2) To dispel common myths and misperceptions about formula feeding and breastfeeding, by asking parents to share their stories, and by really listening to the truth of their experiences.

3) To provide information and support to parents as they make decisions about how to feed their children.

4) To connect parents with local resources, mentors, and friends who are feeding their children in similar ways.

Source: http://www.iamnotthebabysitter.com/i-support-you/

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 10:21pm

It kinda reminds me of this:

"Moms face tremendous pressure to make the “perfect” parenting decisions, only to be judged or criticized by other moms. From going back to work and feeding your baby to education, discipline and bed times, everyone has an opinion.

I pledge to create a more supportive and less judgmental environment by empowering moms to feel good about the decisions they make for their children and their families."

The Similac StrongMoms Pledge. Yes?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Tue, 08-06-2013 - 10:24pm

Yeah, that.