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    Quote Originally Posted by Etienne View Post
    Yes the hospital supplies food etc but if I want cigarettes they aren't going to supply them are they.
    Formula is food. No-one ever suggested that the hospital provide the baby with cigarettes.

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    The hospital that I went to supplied the formula and gave us some to take home with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooke88(mum2b09) View Post
    Why should the hospital have to pay the expense when breast milk is free?
    Technically it's not free. The mother requires extra calories, which the hospital provides in the form of her meals.

    If we want to get really petty, maybe we could reduce the portion sizes for formula feeding mothers .

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    Formula is food. No-one ever suggested that the hospital provide the baby with cigarettes.
    Why not? Isn't it the right of the baby to choose that? (yes I am being stupid, lacking sleep and my child has not stopped talking all day)

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Why not? Isn't it the right of the baby to choose that? (yes I am being stupid, lacking sleep and my child has not stopped talking all day)
    I'm happy to accept that cigarettes are a luxury, as I'm happy to accept that disposable nappies, red wine, and the various lotions and potions provided in some hospitals are luxuries. But the provision of basic nutrition is not a luxury .

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooke88(mum2b09) View Post
    They should have it as back up only.
    And as I said in my OP not all mothers want to use the same brand formula. Why should the hospital have to pay the expense when breast milk is free?
    In that case if they want to use a brand other than the one the hospital supplies then they would need to bring their own

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    VicPark, did your hospital supply nappies? Or a suit? Blankets? What's the difference? It's no ones business why someone FFs, and if the hospital want to supply it, why do you care?
    My hospital provides cloth nappies not disposables, cheap one-style suits for bub and hospital grade blankets. The difference is I'd there is a choice of two options (cloth nappy/disposable, breast/formula) should the taxpayer pay for you to chose the most expensive option?


 

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