The hospital that I went to supplied the formula and gave us some to take home with us.
I think that the hospital should supply it for those who are unable to breastfeed for medical reasons.
If you choose to formula feed , then you should supply your own. But only if this is something you decided before the baby was born.
any woman having difficulties should be supplied with formula till she is going home.
When in hospital, I am provided with food to sustain me...why shouldn't the baby (also patient) be provided with food? Nappies and formula are not something I would put in the same category - nappies are a hygiene item, formula is nutrience and vital for life.
I believe the hospital should provide information and advice regarding healthy options (breastfeeding, smoking, alcohol consumption) in a non-judgemental manner, and then offer support or advice regarding the patients choices.
Why do they want to make things harder or more stressful for new mothers? It's already stressful and hard enough.
I don't think hospitals should provide pain relief to women in labour. It's their choice if they want it, and I think they should bring their own drugs.
And don't get me started on sheets and pillows...
Or benefits for people who choose not to work...
It should be illegal for midwives to attend home births.
If the mother forgets to bring her formula to hospital, or if she only decides on the day that she can't do it, then the baby should starve.
(These are not my real opinions, in case the sarcasm was lost somewhere along the lines...)
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