No peeking....

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Registered: 07-11-2006
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Fri, 07-27-2012 - 6:46pm

The news media tends to believe the middle ground is news worthy, even in an unbalanced debate like ours. The website "The Fearless Formula Feeder" has been offered as an example of "balanced".

The FFF website has words listed in the background. If you are familiar with Stephen Colbert it is kinda like that.  I'm not sure what the blogger intended, but it got me thinking. Don't peek at the link until you offer you opinion or the Borg will punish you.

List 8 or so words for each category: Anti-BF, Balanced, and Pressure to BF. Go!

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 6:51pm

Nisu's

Anti-BF: Ideology Choice Poison Pain Sanity Cracked Bully Ideal

Balanced: Skin Comfort Gulps Heard Challenge Acceptance Responsive Grief

Pressure to BF: Diet Ounces Minutes Right Expensive MommyWars GoodEnough Pumping

[I peeked, so mine don't really count]

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Registered: 03-16-2010
Sun, 07-29-2012 - 8:56am

First, I don't really think the FFF's primary goal is to BE balanced; rather, it's to PROVIDE balance.  I think the thinking is that there are plenty of places online where breastfeeders can find support and where people can learn about the reasons to breastfeed, and her site has a different goal.

(What news media article offered her as an example of "balanced"?  Though I do think she is somewhat balanced.  I would have felt completely supported posting there when I was formula feeding, and also completely supported posting there when I was exclusively breastfeeding.  That's not the case for many sites.)

Anyway, I'll play, though most of these words aren't inherently anything and just depend on context.

Anti-BF: Nazi, extremist, "whipping them out," "cover up"

Balanced: formula, breastfeeding, latching, nipples, bottle, "donor milk," "nursing in public," IBCLC, "nipple confusion," supplementation, pump

Pressure to BF: risky, chemicals, natural, unnatural, bonding.

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Registered: 03-16-2010
Sun, 07-29-2012 - 10:46am
Actually, after thinking about it, I don't think those words are "balanced"; they're neutral. I'm not sure any words are balanced.
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Sun, 07-29-2012 - 5:09pm
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