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June 18th, 2013, 11:33 PM
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I switched to formula with Erin at 6 months, and with Allison at 7 months. With both, it was DEFINITELY the best decision for both of us, and one I did not come to lightly. However, I'm not sure my reasons would have passed whatever government panel deciding it's okay definition of being okay...if that makes sense.

I do think that bf'ing moms need more support, and I think I probably would have nursed Erin, at least, longer if I'd had better education, and LCs and pediatric nurses would have cared enough to spend more than 2 minutes with us when I was asking questions. But with my circumstances at the time, with what I knew...definitely switching to formula was the best choice.

Maybe the money/effort that would be spent enforcing such a ban should go toward better education/support programs.
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