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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    But why does this apply just to formula, and not other 'non essential' things that are supplied in public hospitals?
    I'm not sure what you were supplied with in hospital, but I sure didn't have much.

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    I got an information sheet from my hospital saying that parents should supply all clothes, wipes, nappies, everything. I did not expect the hospital to supply anything to me.

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    I think if your planning on FF then you should take everything you will need with you (formula, bottles, etc) If your planning on BF you do the same (nursing bras, pads, etc). Expecting hospitals to supply formula (if you know ahead of time it's what you want to do) is another expense the system doesn't need IMO. Formula for mothers who wanted to feed but for one reason or another can't is a bit different though IMO.

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    so what do we do to women who know they are going to formula feed, but do not bring in formula?
    deny them formula or charge them for it?

    yes, that creates a lovely little message.

    Aussie women should move to africa, nestle would love to give you all your first tin of formula!

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    Hospital. Its a mothers choice how she feeds her baby. If she chooses formula feeding over breast then that is fine. People should just be happy with the fact the baby is being fed and gaining weight and healthy. Who cares how its done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    What a revolting thread not that any of it surprises me being here so long at the Hub. Women that choose to ff should be punished and things made as hard as possible for them. Bc really, they aren't as good of mums as bfers who actually care about their kids, right?

    so over the formula bashing on this forum. Another aspect of the mummy wars with women trying to make themselves feel superior by making others feel like crap.

    As for the cost, it would be $10 ffs. How about we cut everyone's stays to 2 days to save money? make them pay upfront for all meals. Some mums go into hospital, planning to bf, then on day 2 realise they absolutely hate it. What happens if they don't have money on them, they don't have anyone to go to the supermarket and buy it? let's punish the child and the mum though.

    Unsubbing from this ****e
    Like I said, my brother was billed for his pain meds then we had a month to pay. This is public. He was not left to suffer, he was given it. We paid after discharge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    I'm not sure what you were supplied with in hospital, but I sure didn't have much.
    I went to a private hospital.

    However, my understanding is that a public hospital will supply tea or coffee. This is non-essential, as water is free.

    And people mentioned nappies earlier. Public hospitals may not supply disposables, but they still supply nappies, thereby meeting a basic need of the baby.

    If a woman deems that she cannot/ will not BF, then the hospital is not meeting the baby's needs if it doesn't supply food for him/her for the duration of the stay.

    To say that the mother 'should' be doing it, is to say that women are not capable of making their own decisions regarding their bodies.

    And that has knock-on implications for all kinds of other things affecting childbirth and parenting.

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    My daughter would not bf. Within 24 hours of her birth, one of the midwives advised me to ff for some feeds. Even with this advice, they did not supply formula. My husband had to go and buy it.

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    So who should pay for lactation consultants etc provided for those needing help with BFing? Both types of feeding incur a cost at some level, the hospital receives funding to support patients. One type of feeding is not more valid than another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    So who should pay for lactation consultants etc provided for those needing help with BFing? Both types of feeding incur a cost at some level, the hospital receives funding to support patients. One type of feeding is not more valid than another.
    There was one lc at my local hospital. When I was pregnant with my son, I was determined to bf after my difficulties with my daughter. At a bf course, she jokingly told me to not have my son on a Thursday or Friday or a weekend as she was at a different hospital on those days and didn't work weekends. It was then that I looked into a private lc.


 

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