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January 25th, 2011, 02:49 AM
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What kinds of attitudes have those around you displayed about supplementing? Have they been supportive or have they tried to put pressure on you to fully BF or FF?
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February 6th, 2011, 04:05 AM
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I've found a lot of people try to force the 'if you BF more you'll make more' suggestion on me because they don't understand that supply isn't my issue. Most people have been supportive though.
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April 18th, 2011, 09:19 AM
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I'm usually afraid of being criticized when I'm giving Riley a bottle, esp. in public, but no one makes a big deal about it. I think I'm harder on myself than anyone else.
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April 18th, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Agreed ^^ harder on myself than others. It's funny how even comments that I read on JM that arent even addressed to me can have a subconsious impact. I was reading a post last night that equated formula feeding to being more poisinous than smoking in a car in front of your child. I just shook my head. No mom wants to think that they're poisoning their baby!! I think MOST people that do feel 'guilty' about it are often times the ones that try the hardest. I know that has been the case with me anyways.
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April 18th, 2011, 03:36 PM
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OMG!! I totally have to agree with you all!! When I was EBF- people would praise me and hug me and say 'You are doing the best thing for your baby" (granted yes I am but nothing is wrong with formula either) ----- so when I started having to supplement, 'those' same people would say "Well, I guess if you have to feed him formula..its better then nothing". But like razzle said - people don't care if you smoke in front of your baby but god forbid you give your baby formula!!!!!!! UGH!!

I just tell people "My boobs weren't putting out enough so instead of having my baby starve, I am giving him formula too" --- it usually shuts then up pretty fast
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