I cannot believe how mean some people are with their money. I'm a public servant, your tax dollars pay for my plunger coffee and scotch finger biscuits. Somebody call Today Tonight.
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Whilst I would expect that if a mother choses to FF from birth then she should expect to bring her own formula and bottles in. On the other hand, if a woman is desperate then the hospital should be able to provide her with some formula.
I had both my children in a public hospital and this was the case. Although I was trying to BF both my babies in both instances I had good reason to seek comp feed(*). I wasn't expecting that, for DS I didn't own any bottles, formula or anything as I assumed BF'ing would be easy.
*I comp fed DS because he had jaundice and I had supply issues most likely caused by stress and the concoction of drugs from birth as well as severe nipple trauma. I comp fed DD a couple of times as I had supply issues most likely caused by a severe PPH.
why do women with special needs kids, get funding? I mean I work hard for my money and I dont have a kid with special needs so why should my money go to them?
Funny thing is that I had to FF from 3 months so I see nothing wrong with it and have not "bashed FF" but I still think if you are choosing to FF then take your own along.
But it means its only the private hospitals (aka those who haven't gone for BFHI) who are eligible for free formula - those who abide by the International laws surrounding formula promotion, don't get it free.
[and for a lot of people, myself definitely included - that's the only issue they have with FF - the unscrupulous marketing employed by the companies trying to get every mother to quit BFing don't really care either way on a personal level]
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