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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaBear View Post
    Its not about taxes but ensuring all babies get the best start in life and if that means hospitals have some formula on hand for ALL parents with the need then who really cares how much it costs. There is a lot more money being wasted on paper and advertising by the government then on essentials for newborns!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    exactly - is a baby going to have to wait until it's decided that the mother "qualifies" for formula - meanwhile let's get docs on the line just in case you don't qualify for "free" formula so that charges for neglect can be laid if you didn't grab your wallet on the way to hospital to give birth.


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    Yes, that's exactly what we should do.... Obviously though, DOCS is a Government Organisation, therefore it's taxpayer funded. Would you then be invoiced for the hours the DOCS worker spends on paperwork? Because that would end up by being one expensive tin of formula!

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Formula is a luxury for those capable of breastfeeding.
    Really? REALLY?! I was capable of breastfeeding, I breastfed my first son for 13 months but my second son couldn't attatch due to a tounge tie and I could never pump more than 5mL. Maybe the special care nursery should have told him formula was a luxury and he would have to wait until I was able to leave the hospital to get him a can and until then to starve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    The hospital provides set things. If you have any other requirements like gluten free, lactose free, vegan/vegetarian, etc then yep you provide your own.
    So if you are like a family member of mine and allergic to pretty much everything except a few basics like rice, potato, pumpkin, brocolli etc you should either be prepared with food for the chance occassion that you end up in hospital because they sure as hell aren't going to feed you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakois View Post
    Yes, that's exactly what we should do.... Obviously though, DOCS is a Government Organisation, therefore it's taxpayer funded. Would you then be invoiced for the hours the DOCS worker spends on paperwork? Because that would end up by being one expensive tin of formula!
    ....well... of course... that fits into the logic of this thread.

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    vile, abhorrent, disgusting, high horses.....need i go on?

    to refuse to supply food for a baby is absolutely immoral and i don't know ANY hospital that would intentionally starve a baby just because of an outdated view. breastfeeding is well and truly promoted - any moron who goes through pregnancy knows the pros/cons.
    why you are ff is completely irrelevant - if a mother birthed at home then refused to feed her baby she would be investigated by docs and the baby taken away.

    imo that is what this thread relates to.

    it is 2012, not 1960

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    To be honest, I'm still not convinced that ff is the "more expensive" way to feed.

    Ff involves formula, bottles which can be reused, a sterilizing method (when I had dd it was Milton tabs in a plastic tub) and about 5 minutes for someone to explain the basics to a mum.

    BF- you have pumps, you have lessons, specialist consultants, hours of staff dedicated to assisting, medical monitoring in some cases (mastitis etc), creams, breast pads, extra caloric requirements and longer accommodation- nearly all my BF friends stayed 4-5 days in hosp learning how to BF with their first (and some second) bubs.

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    thanks all

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