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February 1st, 2009, 01:06 PM
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I have this Baby and Child care book I was just reading. I just read a statement that said

"Our society has thought up a dozen of ingenious ways to put distance between mothers and babies....babies are fed commercial formula from bottles, so mothers and babies lose the opportunity for the most intimate bond in child rearing"

I feel completley bonding with my daughter when Im feeding her...even though its coming from a bottle and not my breast. I just hate that some people think FFing is so awful. GRR!

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February 1st, 2009, 01:16 PM
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I don't mind people promoting breastfeeding. What makes me mad is when formula feeding is villified in the process. In the grand scheme of things, can you tell the difference between who was breastfed as a child and who wasn't?
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February 1st, 2009, 01:42 PM
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Thats exactly what I think. I think breastfeeding is great. I just dont like when FF is made out to be so awful.
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February 1st, 2009, 01:42 PM
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Grrrr comments like that drive me nuts too.

I remember reading somewhere that formula fed babies are always propped up away from mom and so they don't get as distracted as BF... ummm no my son and I look at each other while feeding. And when everyone else's BF baby was starting to get distracted by eating that's when my FF boy was getting that way too.

I feel like anytime I read something like that it's always the FF moms who are "irresponsible"

I agree with Trinity's mom... I don't mind promoting BF, but I do mind when they make FF out to be the worst thing you could do ever!
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February 1st, 2009, 07:04 PM
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I agree..I am ok with people promoting BF I just chose NOT do BF that doesn't mean my baby and I don't bond! agh!
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February 1st, 2009, 09:24 PM
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I totally agree with what you girls are saying. many times FF moms are made out to be villians...it drives me nuts !
as for bonding.....omg....are you kidding me ?? when my daughter looks at me, there us just NO question.....
I tried BFing, it didnt work ...for either of us....so I did what was best for both of us....and she is thriving.....


don't EVER let anyone make you feel bad about FF......
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February 1st, 2009, 09:31 PM
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I don't feel bad about FF. I did when she was newborn but that went away quick! I kinda expect doctors to be kinda cold about it since they just consider things from a textbook medical standpoint. It bothers me the most coming from other moms. I feel like they should understand the challenges, sacrifices, and (in some cases) disappointment that we face as moms more than anyone else. I swear mothers, sometimes we can be our own worst enemies!
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February 2nd, 2009, 05:40 AM
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It's especially upsetting to me when FF is made out to be this horrible thing. I cannot BF due to a previous surgery. I still produce milk, but not nearly enough to sustain a baby. So while I do give BF a try in the beginning, I end up FF after a few weeks. And I'm okay with that. And I have nothing against promoting BF, but moms who choose to FF or who have to FF should not be made out to be horrible moms who don't bond with their baby. That is just ridiculous.
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