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October 6th, 2008, 04:18 PM
HunterandLandonsmom's Avatar Super Mommy
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Some lady today told me that the reason my son was speech delayed was probably because i formula fed him and i should be ashamed of myself for doing that to him. I just bawled...of course having being still somewhat postpartum doesn't help. I have always felt it was more of a genetic link or just kind of something that happens. I never once thought it was because i gave him formula. Even though i'm sure this isn't the reason...i just had a melt down. Why do people feel the need to blame this on me. He is a smart boy and i get him help. I am doing pretty much everything i can for him, don't question me... ugh...

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October 6th, 2008, 08:17 PM
amberjolie's Avatar Super Mommy
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THAT is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! Formula does NOT contribute to speech delays!!!!! Please don't ever let that mis-informed woman let you feel badly about formula-feeding your child, and certainly don't ever feel that somehow you're to blame for his delay.

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October 7th, 2008, 08:27 AM
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OMG of all the gall of that woman. I probably would have b**ch slapped her or shoved my foot somewhere where the sun don't shine. And then probably gone home and bawled my eyes out. I just can't believe that some people think its their right to butt their heads in where they don't belong. I have never heard of formula contributing to speech delays. I mean come on people, if you're going to look down your nose on someone, at least be informed about the topic and not just repeating crap that isn't true. But then, to be informed about something, you actually have to put effort into it, and that just takes to much effort for some people.

You did NOTHING I REPEAT NOTHING wrong. You are a wonderful mom who is doing everything in her power to help her son overcome a speech delay. And many many children have speech delays for a multitude of reasons. I think this lady deserves witch of the week award.
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October 8th, 2008, 06:52 AM
HunterandLandonsmom's Avatar Super Mommy
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Thanks...i of course don't really think formula made him speech delayed, but boy how rude she was, just made me bawl...what a mean spirted person.

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October 8th, 2008, 09:09 AM
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How ridiculous! I can't believe how judgmental some people are. I am so sorry you had to face that.

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