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Old 03-01-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: BK All Day
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I'm a bottle fed baby. It was important to my mom that both she and my father could bond through feeding. Also it let her sleep through the night sometimes and let them slip the responsibility.

I am pretty normal...most of the time.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: NC
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everyone does what is best for their situation.

'nuff said.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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I usually stay away from this overtalked subject but I came across this thread and I would like to say Zimbochick thank YOU for posting this thread and FinsterRufus, thank YOU for your post.

AND to the ones who think they are the be all and end all just because YOU breast fed...grow up
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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The problem is, that this argument relies on the premise that breast milk and formula are essentially equivalent. That is what the author is claiming here. But I don't think that is true at all. Not nutritionally and certainly not immunologically. Formula is an adequate substitute for breast milk when a mother cannot or does not wish to breastfeed, but it is not anywhere near equivalent. Sure, it is a personal choice to make, but don't try to pretend that they are equivalent.
No I don't think the author is saying that at all. We all know that breastfeeding has health benefits, especially in the short-term. Really who doesn't know breast is best. But we make a multitude of choices when it comes to child-rearing, you may breastfeed your child until they are 21, but live in a city with atrocious air quality, so which is better or worse. I'm not sure why breastfeeding mothers feel that have a right to be so sanctimonious about it, and that is what the link was about. It's one of many choices you make, and just because you do it does not mean you are a better mother (not you specifically).

As I said I breast fed both of my children. I also used disposable diapers knowing full-well how bad they are for the environment. I also drank beer when breastfeeding #2 knowing it wasn't optimal. I also gave #1 home-made food knowing it was better and free of chemicals, but #2 got store bought. I try detatchment parenting as much as possible with a lot of resistence (I call it involuntary attachment parenting).

All we can do is educate ourselves, make the best choice for ourselves, and quit being so hard on our sisters. If people are making dangerous choices, then fair enough, make your voice heard, but most people are just trying to do the right thing.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: somewhere
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No I don't think the author is saying that at all. We all know that breastfeeding has health benefits, especially in the short-term. Really who doesn't know breast is best. But we make a multitude of choices when it comes to child-rearing, you may breastfeed your child until they are 21, but live in a city with atrocious air quality, so which is better or worse. I'm not sure why breastfeeding mothers feel that have a right to be so sanctimonious about it, and that is what the link was about. It's one of many choices you make, and just because you do it does not mean you are a better mother (not you specifically).

As I said I breast fed both of my children. I also used disposable diapers knowing full-well how bad they are for the environment. I also drank beer when breastfeeding #2 knowing it wasn't optimal. I also gave #1 home-made food knowing it was better and free of chemicals, but #2 got store bought. I try detatchment parenting as much as possible with a lot of resistence (I call it involuntary attachment parenting).

All we can do is educate ourselves, make the best choice for ourselves, and quit being so hard on our sisters. If people are making dangerous choices, then fair enough, make your voice heard, but most people are just trying to do the right thing.
I completely agree with this statement, bfing does not a woman a good Mom any more than bottle feeding makes a woman a bad Mom. Seems to me there are alot worse things to be concerned about whether someone bf's or not.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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Absolutely!! Why there is a "war" or even a "debate" on this issue is ridiculous!

I breast-fed my daughter for 8 solid months and then switched her onto the bottle w/formula. I have to say that, although I'm happy about the benefits my daughter received from breast feeding, I would never do it again if I ever had any more children.

It's a personal choice and no one should judge anyone else about their choice!
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I'll maintain my stance that all you breastfeeder moms are bad mothers because you let your babies touch your boobies. EWWWWWWW
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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An excellent article about this ongoing, albeit pointless argument. Time to put this one to rest, and focus on much more important parenting issues.



Enough With the Breast-feeding Wars! - ParentDish
The thing I hate about the wars is that both sides are validating the behavior of the opposite side.

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I'll maintain my stance that all you breastfeeder moms are bad mothers because you let your babies touch your boobies. EWWWWWWW
Bad mothers are not boring.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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I'll maintain my stance that all you breastfeeder moms are bad mothers because you let your babies touch your boobies. EWWWWWWW
OK, I get the hint, time for another breastfeeding joke. Remember it's just a joke people:

Signs That It's Time To Stop Breastfeeding Your Child:

10. Child can now open your blouse by himself.
9. The kid starts burping up silicone.
8. Child has developed a bad habit of flicking his tongue.
7. The little one keeps slipping dollar bills in your belt.
6. Child demands that you express for his cafe latte.
5. Your birth control pills interfere with his acne medicine.
4. After each session, you both have a smoke.
3. Child invites his friends over for "dinner".
2. You think you hear ”Dueling Banjos” in the distance.
1. Beard abrasions on boobs.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: In a house
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