Parents watering down formula - putting baby at risk

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Parents watering down formula - putting baby at risk
Wed, 01-18-2012 - 2:50pm

As the economy gets worse, I imagine this will become more and more of a problem. How sad to feel you have no other choice but to short-change your baby.

Breastfeeding often is not possible due to their job situation. What are the answers?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008

It is expensive. Unfortunately, once a baby is formula fed, it is an expensive merry go round that you can't get off. The baby has to be fed formula, at least until they are older, and that is that. I feel very strongly about the implementation of appropriate paid parental leave that will allow a mother to have a reasonable amount of time at home with her baby - and able to establish breastfeeding properly, if she chooses to. And also, if/when she goes back to work, time to pump adequately.