Rant from In-Your-Face Formula Feeder
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|Tue, 05-14-2013 - 10:29pm|
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Dear Fellow Formula Feeder,
I've heard you loud and clear. You say others call formula poison. You say that those who are gung-ho about breastfeeding are trying to make a point. Let's take a moment and hear that point, "Formula is poison." Now, take a moment and envision the kind of person who would say such a thing.
Those people, the judgmental ones who think formula is poison, think that moms who give their babies formula are trying to kill them. They think moms should go to jail for feeding kids formula. They tell mothers who adopt but use formula that they are selfish; that they are abusive for choosing bottle over breast. They tell a mom who had a double mastectomy that she a child abuser, an attempted murderer.
Knowing that breastfeeding is far superior to bottlefeeding, I fed my daughter formula because those non-formula feeders were not there to help me. No lactation consultant, no La Leche League, no mother to help me get the proper latch. I resent them for that.
When I turned to the Internet for help, I found a lot of angry, like-minded women, who were similarly resentful. They agreed with me. Those non-formula feeders make us feel unnecessarily guilty for not breastfeeding.
So tell me, are you a mom like me, who believes other people think formula is poison? Or are you one of "those people" who are gung-ho about breastfeeding?
Okay, okay, I took some liberties "translating" the letter.