What does choice really mean?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
What does choice really mean?
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?"

Read more: http://www.phdinparenting.com/2012/08/03/breastfeeding-is-more-than-a-choice-it-is-a-challenge/

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2004
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 11:11am

Honestly  Breastfeeding is natural and not a choice and bottle feeding is the last resort for people who cant,. that is how it should be.

We have too much choices these days and some we shouldnt even have.