During a recent hospital stay for my brother, a trolley went around with magazines, newspapers, snacks, and yes even cigarettes. Why can't formula be ordered from the hospital pharmacist if unplanned? Anything my brother ordered was added to his account. I forgot to pay for the pain killers he got on discharge because I already had a printout of everything, then after fixing that up they offered him 7 days worth, so printed it off after. It was $9 because he had a HCC by then and I just got a reminder that there is 2 weeks left to pay it. They are chasing up $9 for pain killers, so why laugh at a mum paying for a tin of formula?
Maybe completely off the OP and I haven't read all replies, but I was told formula is donated to hospitals... That's why they don't "recommend" any particular brand as it can change from time to time. So it's not 'taxpayers' paying so who cares!
Personally, if I was planning on FF from birth and not trying to BF at all I would prefer to take my own formula! Beats having to beg for it from the midwives. ( just to clarify I did BF whilst in hospital)
Taking formula from hospitals will lead to sick, hungry babies, women that are depressed and feel pressured and judged.
The answer is having LC's in hospitals to help women like me who didn't want to use formula. If they choose to use formula well it's their body. Truthfully, I find it hard to process why a woman with no issues of SA, medical/physical/emotional issues won't at least try. But that's them not me, and not having formula is getting dangerously close to removing bodily autonomy - and I'm not really referring to those that know before they come in, as I said, if that was me, I would bring it myself. I mean women that intend to bf, issues arise and they make the decision to switch
Last edited by delirium; 23-06-2012 at 20:10.
I did ask the MW at the time why the hospital preferred to supply, she said it reduced the hassle factor for staff and patients and was of no expense to the hospital that way.
I think everyone is getting a good deal here, the parents, the hospital and the formula company. Why do people find this so hard to accept?
When hospitals supply formula they should supply whatever formula they believe is best for bubba. Rotating sponsors doesn't cut it. IMO
It's wrong a conflict of interest and dangerous to accept freebies from companies pushing an agenda.
It's a bit like when Cigarette companies were still allowed to sponsor sporting events (advertising the not-healthiest option). Or only Christianity RE classes being offered in public schools (whoever is 'in' with management gets to influence the population).
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