We know better

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Registered: 09-01-2002
We know better
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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 10:04am

Yet another mother who tried desperately to breastfeed, had troubles and eventually quit.  Twice ~ with her first child and again with her second child.  Is anyone in a position to say yet again this is another mom who didn't try hard enough, and we know better?

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/the-purple-fig/women-struggling-to-breastfeed_b_2820088.html ("Breastfeeding Sucks")

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 5:16pm
I think the whole story's a bit bizarre, but its her breasts and her baby.
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Registered: 09-01-2002
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 4:48pm

Nisupulla, I've answer yours.  If you've read the link, answer this: did mom try hard enough to breastfeed?  She switched to formula WHILE STILL IN the hospital.

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 4:43pm

Source:  Militant breastfeeders.  This board.  Articles like these from below on this board (parentsoup): http://www.parentdish.com/2011/07/29/when-new-mom-cant-breast-feed-dozens-of-women-help-out/ (when new mom can't breastfeed, dozens of women help out).

nispulla wrote:
Or are you saying that some people claim to know more about breastfeeding and effective milk production than others?

Absolutely.  Otherwise there would be NO debate.

nisupulla wrote:
  Do you believe that there are people who know more about breastfeeding management than others?
 

I'm sure the average male knows little.  Beyond a little reading and perhaps assistance from hospital staff, it's not a big deal. 

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sat, 03-09-2013 - 5:11pm

Who sets the rules about how hard a mother needs to try to breastfeed? I am not familiar with any source that claims to know better than a mother when she has tried hard enough. Please share. Why do you say "yet again"?I've seen a lot posted on this board, but I don't remember any links to the rules about hard mothers need to try in order for it to be enough.  Please share your sources. I'm not sure what you mean by "we know better"? Who knows what better than whom? Are you alleging that some people claim to know whether or not a mother has tried "enough"? Or are you saying that some people claim to know more about breastfeeding and effective milk production than others? Do you believe that there are people who know more about breastfeeding management than others?

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