(Closed) This really pissed me off…

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I understand being supportive of breast feeding…but damn, it’s the parents’ choice, not the mayor’s!!!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

That’s ridiculous. What about women that can’t produce enough milk to breastfeed?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m 100% for breastfeeding, but that sounds like a way to make mothers who just can’t make breastfeeding work feel even shittier about it. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i dont think this is FORCING women to breastfeed at all. i dont have kids, but will hopefully be able to breastfeed when i do. if you have decided that bottle feeding is whats best for your child, you will be able to do that. but i imagine that what happens a lot of times is that the nurses may find it easier to just give the baby/mother a bottle with formula than educate them about/teach them how to breastfeed. from what ive read, breastfeeding can be hard & painful sometimes!! seems like he’s trying to encourage women to fight the good fight for the good of their babies (because, let’s face it, although i truly do believe women can make whatever choiuce they want for their kid, breast feeding is healthier). 

what im trying to say i guess is this seems more geared towards educating women about health/making sure hospitals arent overly encouraging women to bottle feed than trying to tell people they HAVE to breastfeed.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

this is incredibly crazy. although breast feeding might be the best option, not everyone can easily do it. he’s punishing people for something they might not have control over.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@macbeth91512:  i think regardless of his reasoning, it’s not really his place to push any of that on anyone.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@macbeth91512:  I agree. I think this article is taking a rather alarmist position in how they are reporting this news. I’m sure, for instance, that “mother cannot produce milk” will satisfy as a medical reason to give formula.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@meggyo:  thats the thing about bloomberg–the soda ban he proposed recently for example–i feel like even if you agree that people should not buy huge sodas because its not good for them, the issue is whether or not its ok to take peoples choice away to do so. its interesting.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

ugh, he needs to stop.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

The article sites Bloomberg as saying that mothers who ask for formula will be given formula, after someone explains to them why they should consider breastmilk. So, basically, he’s making sure they make an informed decision. That’s what democracy and personal freedom is about: the ability and right to make informed decisions.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@macbeth91512:  exactly. his reasoning isn’t really the issue – it’s the forcing of his opinion on others.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

When will the government stop telling women what to do with their bodies?!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@meggyo:  but i don’t think he is. see @mrsSonthebeach ‘s response above. women who want formula will get formula.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

From what I read…. he is just saying that hospitals will have to document a reason for giving formula to a newborn.  They had to document (and charge me, BTW) when I requested Lubriderm for my newborn due to eczema.  Isn’t this just the same thing?  I actually think its fine for them to document ANYTHING they give to a newborn in the hospital.  If you don’t want to go through the bullsh*t…. then just bring your own formula to the hosptial.  That’s what I learned.  With my next baby I will bring my own lubriderm etc.

This isn’t condemming mothers who don’t / won’t / can’t etc breastfeed.  This is simply saying let’s encourage mom’s to breastfeed.

However, I think he’s going about it the wrong way….. as a parent (and therefore as a *person*) I never advocate a *punishment* style of learning.  Instead of trying to get more moms to breastfeed by making it HARDER to formula feed….. How about we spend all that money making it EASIER TO BREASTFEEDING?  What if we make it easier for moms to transition back to work?  And have longer maternity leave to encourage better bonding along with more time to get baby to take b’milk from a bottle, rather than most moms who just transition to formula because it’s next to impossible where they work or the shifts they work or whatever to pump and store at work? 

A less stressed mommy = more likely to be able to tackle the challenges that come with breastfeeding.  What if we focused on that?

But – that’s just how I tackle issues.  I think of ways to encourage and coach to the desired result instead of punishing or making the choice I don’t want harder.

That’s why I’m not a politician.

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