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June 19th, 2013, 08:04 AM
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I am very pro-breastfeeding but no way should anyone else make that decision for a mother--especially the government! I have a very close friend who could not breastfeed. I was there, and watched everything she went through to try. She had taken Bradley Method courses and the doula who taught her villified formula feeding. As a result, she suffered pretty bad depression for a few months. She had some issue with her breast tissue, she isn't exactly sure why she just didn't produce.
Anyway, her daugher is very healthy and she got past the depression. She is pregnant again and plans to try again but will be easier on herself if it doesn't work.

I have another close friend who simply did not want to breastfeed, didn't like the idea. (No women in her family do). I mean, personally I find nursing way more convenient than having to have formula/water/bottle with me at all times--but I would never try to tell her what to do. We need to be able to make that choice for ourselves.
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