What does choice really mean?
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|Sun, 08-05-2012 - 8:26am|
What does it mean to you when you say breast feeding - or formula feeding - is a choice?
From: Breastfeeding is More Than a Choice. It is a Challenge.
I believe that all women should be able to choose how to feed their babies and deserve to be supported in that choice. Putting formula samples, formula coupons, and formula company propoganda in front of moms as they try to face that challenge (and 90% of them do), creates unnecessary temptation for mothers who are trying to overcome the challenges of breastfeeding.
Moms who can't or don't want to breastfeed, should also be supported in that decision and shouldn't be given a lecture at every turn. They should have access to human breast milk or infant formula (their choice) to feed their baby.
Choice, to me, doesn't mean pressuring moms to breastfeed while shoving formula samples in their bag. Choice means asking the mom, "How can I support you in feeding your baby?"