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Posted: Jun 15 2010, 06:11 PM
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i normally stay the heck away from these posts. sigh. tongue.gif

Zander was breastfed for over a year. He latched immediately without me doing anything and stayed there. I never had to supplement him. I was very very lucky.

Zavier was a whole new ball game. I pumped for him, for about 6 months give or take. and then I quit. For multiple reasons that I don't feel the need to explain.

Mollie, not everyone has a choice. Maybe the woman you see with the formula had breast cancer and cant nurse. Maybe she was sexually abused and the thought of it gives her anxiety attacks. Maybe she has PPD. Maybe the child is adopted. Maybe she is a single mom and has to work full time to support her child. And yes, maybe she just doesn't want to. You can choose what to do with your kids, but you have no right to judge others on their choices. I am thankful formula was there when I wasn't able to provide milk for my baby. And yes, I think you should consider a FF moms feelings, even though her choice was different then yours. It's part of getting along with people. Understanding that people have different opinions and make different choices. You were very lucky to not have to supplement, not everyone is.


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Posted: Jun 15 2010, 06:15 PM
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A lot of people have very passionate opinions about feeding babies. I prefer BFing but I've made it clear to all of my friends who have babies, that I'll support them in any way I can. I'd be happy to help with nursing questions and if they choose another route, I'll go help them find the best bottles for their baby.
I was a committed breast feeder, almost 4 solid years minus the last 3 mos of my second pregnancy, and I enjoyed most of it and I got personal satisfaction from saving my family money and becoming knowledgeable about it. I've had one baby who didn't grow well and who still has trouble with solids but was never sick, then the other who grew like a little pig but was sick all the time.

In the end, the fact is that breastmilk from a healthy mother, provides the best nutrition for a baby. That said, I was a FF baby and I think I'm pretty darn smart. rolling_smile.gif

Anyone up for a placenta smoothie??? laugh.gif


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Posted: Jun 15 2010, 08:52 PM
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QUOTE (kit_kats_mom @ Jun 15 2010, 09:15 PM)


Anyone up for a placenta smoothie??? laugh.gif

LMAO!!! literally smile.gif


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Posted: Jun 16 2010, 01:16 AM
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QUOTE (Sam & Abby's Mom @ Jun 15 2010, 11:52 PM)
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Anyone up for a placenta smoothie???  laugh.gif

LMAO!!! literally smile.gif

me too! lol
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Posted: Jun 16 2010, 03:34 AM
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QUOTE (Nina J @ Jun 15 2010, 02:39 PM)
Anyway. Everyone accepts your opinion

I for one can't say I accept your opinion - yes I am coming out of hiding because I believe that someone's opinion should never be an attack on someone else in any way shape or form....and honestly its too bad Mollie that you aren't able to behave (for lack of a better word) in conversations such as this because with your experience with BF I would think you have alot of knowledge to share with people.

Kinda like in Jerry McGuire - where "you had me at hello" - you "lost me at why BF moms always have to consider FF mom's feelings..." in the world you should ALWAYS consider other's feelings - maybe if more people did this on a regular basis this world would begin to right itself......

eta - I wasn't referring to Nina's opinion btw.... rolling_smile.gif

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Posted: Jun 16 2010, 11:56 AM
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QUOTE (PrairieMom @ Jun 15 2010, 04:15 PM)
I know its not PC ( politically correct ) to say, but it warms my heart to see a good old fashioned knock down drag out around here. wub.gif I kind of wish it wasn't the same old fight, but its nice to have discussion again. I missed it. tongue.gif

I told Dh that I was going to start a thread titled Abortions, pros and cons... discuss. rolling_smile.gif rolling_smile.gif rolling_smile.gif rolling_smile.gif

Sorry.
Continue with the discussion. rolling_smile.gif rolling_smile.gif rolling_smile.gif rolling_smile.gif rolling_smile.gif

OH LAWD that would be worse than this conversation I think... but HAHAHAHA i agree I have SOOO missed the way this place use to be!! love2.gif love2.gif


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Posted: Jun 18 2010, 11:56 AM
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QUOTE (Mama~Love @ Jun 15 2010, 08:56 AM)
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...i had my SIL and MIL to be my support as they are what you call nazi breastfeeders...LOL.

dry.gif I think the term "nazi breastfeeders" is very offensive.


What I get fed up with is why BFing moms always have to consider FF moms' feelings, because we might make them "feel bad". I'm sorry, but if a FFing mom is feeling guilty, that's her own problem for her choices she made, not the fault of BFing moms. It's NEVER the other way around; look at the heckling & complaining people do when BFing moms NIP! NO ONE EVER complains about a FFing mom feeding her child in public, EVER.

ok sorry.. i didnt mean to be offensuve...

And im nto saying you all have to consider thier feelings but just know that there are some moms that can not mediccly bf and doat time feel as if they are looked down by bfing moms. I tried and did breast feed breanna for 1 month but after my complicayions and almost dieing in surgery and losing 2 litres of blood my body stopped lacatating, no meds or pumping or breastfeeding would bring it back. There is a word for it , my ob told me and i cant think of it. But it does happen. and i havent even said anything about bf in piublic.. i am fone with it and dont care if they do.


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Posted: Jun 18 2010, 11:58 AM
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I am all for breastfeeding, I think it's great. It provides everything the baby needs, with the health benefits.

But, I don't like the attitude surrounding breastfeeding vs. formula. Some women cannot breastfeed, some choose not to. And that is totally there choice. But I think that society has created an environment where formula feedings mothers feel looked down upon because they aren't breastfeeding.

A friend of mine had a baby this year and choose not to breastfeed more than a few times (for the colostrum). She really struggled because she felt like people would look at her as having made a bad choice.

If you choose to breastfeed, it is a good choice. But formula isn't that bad either. And I honestly have not seen any drastic differences between breastfed children and formula fed children - in fact, I haven't seen any noticable differences amongst my friends and my own children, some were breastfed, some weren't.

Well, feeding a baby substandard food when she knows she has the best food right there(and for FREE!) should make a person reconsider their choice, especially when they know the benefits of breastfeeding. Formula isn't anywhere close to being "like" or "close to" breastmilk. There's no comparison, actually. The formula manufacturers can try, and with good marketing & advertising, they usually succeed in fooling people into thinking it's an OK thing to feed infants. Read the labels - corn syrup solids would NOT be the primary ingredient in breastmilk. They can't make any money off of breastfeeding, so they have to trick people into thinking it's hard to do, a PITA, and that their products are an acceptable substitute when it's not. And the benefits of breastfeeding last a lifetime. Check back in about 50 years & see which kids are doing better.

my husband is the odd ball...he was breast fed up until 12 months and was solely on breast milk until he was at least 10 months before she even introduced solids. he has a TERRIBLE immune system! he can catch colds so easily and it knocks him on his butt for days. and even other illenesses. he is always sick. and more so being a teacher aide and now daddy. It has gotten better for sure but still an annyoance to him..He even got the mumps, measals, chicken pox, whopping cough as a baby as well I was forula fed from day one and i have an amazing immune system.... teh only time i get really sick or catch thinge asily is when im pregnant. I can be barfed on, pooped on, sneezed on, coughed on and i dont catch i. if i get the stomach bug i kick it within 24 hours a cold maby 3 days at the most...

There's always an exception to everything, and it's tiring to hear the "I/mychild/someone I know off the streets was FF, and I'm/they're fine." How do you know? There's always other health &/or environmental factors involved. BFing provides the best start that our babies were meant to have to give them the best chances for survival, not something created in a laboratory out of very questionable ingredients.

i wasnt jumping on what you said i was just saying he was the odd ball out.. i was not insulting.... I guess im tired of people who bf make the moms that do have to ff no matter what they want or tried feel like they made teh wrong descion. and some mom dont have the descion. Thats what happened to me...


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Posted: Jun 18 2010, 12:05 PM
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QUOTE (Mama~Love @ Jun 15 2010, 11:34 AM)
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...i had my SIL and MIL to be my support as they are what you call nazi breastfeeders...LOL.

dry.gif I think the term "nazi breastfeeders" is very offensive.


What I get fed up with is why BFing moms always have to consider FF moms' feelings, because we might make them "feel bad". I'm sorry, but if a FFing mom is feeling guilty, that's her own problem for her choices she made, not the fault of BFing moms. It's NEVER the other way around; look at the heckling & complaining people do when BFing moms NIP! NO ONE EVER complains about a FFing mom feeding her child in public, EVER.

I just can't shut up any longer....I tried. dry.gif

Mollie, seriously, you find BF Nazi offensive? Why? Because you are commited to BF'ing your children and "giving them the best start"? And are you actually manufacturing the formula yourself to know the ingredients are questionable? What part of BF Nazi is offensive?

I am termed the sleep nazi, and very proud of it! tongue.gif

I won't even say if I BF or FF my kids, because clearly it doens't matter, and you would find something wrong with what someone else is doing. Clearly FF and BF kids are very very healthy!

You seem to get offended quite easily and I am not sure why. If you are so convinced that what you are doing for your children is right for them, then what is to be "offended" about?

And for the recrd, FF mom don't have guilt, not one single ounce of it, you are assuming this. Nobody cares if you BF or FF in public, you are assuming this as well........and if they do complain, who cares! Isn't that what a BF mom would say?

Normally I owuld apologize, but I am not oging to because you keeping leaving PC and coming back under a new username and jumping into a controversial post and "get offended". I don't understand.

I am not offended, far from it. I know I have given my kids the best possible start, and have no regrets over anything. Who do you think coined the term "BF Nazi" - it wasn't a BFer! A Nazi was someone who served under Hitler in Germany, incase you didn't know that.

I can read labels on cans - if you can't pronounce it, why would you feed it to your baby? I would never use commercial formula, yes, I would make my own if I had to after I sought out donations for breastmilk. I've never had to supplement, thank goodness.

i was a bf'er with jordan.. thank you.. jenna no because i just didnt have the support... i gave up i admit my choice , breanna i did for 1 month but stopped because my body didnt allow me too


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Posted: Jun 18 2010, 12:37 PM
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QUOTE (mummy2girls @ Jun 18 2010, 03:05 PM)
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...i had my SIL and MIL to be my support as they are what you call nazi breastfeeders...LOL.

dry.gif I think the term "nazi breastfeeders" is very offensive.


What I get fed up with is why BFing moms always have to consider FF moms' feelings, because we might make them "feel bad". I'm sorry, but if a FFing mom is feeling guilty, that's her own problem for her choices she made, not the fault of BFing moms. It's NEVER the other way around; look at the heckling & complaining people do when BFing moms NIP! NO ONE EVER complains about a FFing mom feeding her child in public, EVER.

I just can't shut up any longer....I tried. dry.gif

Mollie, seriously, you find BF Nazi offensive? Why? Because you are commited to BF'ing your children and "giving them the best start"? And are you actually manufacturing the formula yourself to know the ingredients are questionable? What part of BF Nazi is offensive?

I am termed the sleep nazi, and very proud of it! tongue.gif

I won't even say if I BF or FF my kids, because clearly it doens't matter, and you would find something wrong with what someone else is doing. Clearly FF and BF kids are very very healthy!

You seem to get offended quite easily and I am not sure why. If you are so convinced that what you are doing for your children is right for them, then what is to be "offended" about?

And for the recrd, FF mom don't have guilt, not one single ounce of it, you are assuming this. Nobody cares if you BF or FF in public, you are assuming this as well........and if they do complain, who cares! Isn't that what a BF mom would say?

Normally I owuld apologize, but I am not oging to because you keeping leaving PC and coming back under a new username and jumping into a controversial post and "get offended". I don't understand.

I am not offended, far from it. I know I have given my kids the best possible start, and have no regrets over anything. Who do you think coined the term "BF Nazi" - it wasn't a BFer! A Nazi was someone who served under Hitler in Germany, incase you didn't know that.

I can read labels on cans - if you can't pronounce it, why would you feed it to your baby? I would never use commercial formula, yes, I would make my own if I had to after I sought out donations for breastmilk. I've never had to supplement, thank goodness.

i was a bf'er with jordan.. thank you.. jenna no because i just didnt have the support... i gave up i admit my choice , breanna i did for 1 month but stopped because my body didnt allow me too

so do you home make your baby food or buy the jar foods? Just curiousity. If you home make awesome!!!! But because this is going into a dont feed your child food from a can.... i am just curious!


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Posted: Jun 19 2010, 05:54 AM
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QUOTE (mummy2girls @ Jun 18 2010, 03:37 PM)
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so do you home make your baby food or buy the jar foods? Just curiousity. If you home make awesome!!!! But because this is going into a dont feed your child food from a can.... i am just curious!

Was this question for me?

No, I don't use jarred baby food. I don't even make baby food. I let them eat what we ate, within reason. I wouldn't give a baby bacon or other tough meats or other choking hazards. I mushed it up some, but never processed it in a blender or something.


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huh.gif huh.gif huh.gif huh.gif

I thought we'd all matured some in this past year or so.





PS - I was born in Germany. I understand that Shelly's comment about it was lighthearted, in that she meant that she's had people on her side who were very adament about BF'ing, and were very helpful.. and I can understand that the term "nazi" in and of itself can be very offensive, like calling someone WASP, or Chink, or other derogatory terms for ethnicity, religion, culture etc... I don't think there was any offense meant, and I'm sorry some were offended.. can we now move on?

This post wasn't posted as a pro-bf vs pro-ff debate.. it was posted as an informative article. Read it, love it or hate it, and leave it.

Come on.




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Posted: Jun 28 2010, 09:32 AM
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QUOTE (Hillbilly Housewife @ Jun 21 2010, 03:44 PM)
huh.gif huh.gif huh.gif huh.gif

I thought we'd all matured some in this past year or so.





PS - I was born in Germany. I understand that Shelly's comment about it was lighthearted, in that she meant that she's had people on her side who were very adament about BF'ing, and were very helpful.. and I can understand that the term "nazi" in and of itself can be very offensive, like calling someone WASP, or Chink, or other derogatory terms for ethnicity, religion, culture etc... I don't think there was any offense meant, and I'm sorry some were offended.. can we now move on?

This post wasn't posted as a pro-bf vs pro-ff debate.. it was posted as an informative article. Read it, love it or hate it, and leave it.

Come on.

i agree.. i should of just shut up... im sorry to everyone and to anyone i offended! I didnt mean to be offensive in what i said about nazi breastfeeders... I should of used a different word. but because i have seen jen say she is a sleep nazi i just never really thought i would offend but i did. I will think twice before i speak. I still stand by the not every woman is able to breast feed no matter what they


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