Honestly, it doesn't surprise me at all. Even here on the Hub, formula has been called poison. As a ffer, I'm so used to the attacks, both on formula and on me as a mother it becomes water off a ducks back after a while.
I sought out the ABA from the beginning with DS as he would not latch at all. I actually found them quite nice, and sympathetic as they could see there were genuine issues.
Sadly though, I know several women that have had really bad experiences with the ABA who have held a 'bf at all costs' mentality and have really made a few friends of mine feel like crap mums. I have argued for some time there needs an overhaul of the ABA and tighter reins with these extremists bc this won't increase bfing rates, this is going to leave emotional scars and leave the ABA with an even worse reputation for being militant than it already is.
I kind of feel sorry for the bfers out there that don't regurgitate this rubbish - that are pro bfing and but don't see the need to go on like loons. To those women, thanks for your understanding to ffers
and to add: I know obviously they are pro bfing, but their figures are worldwide, not in oz, and their comments are just plain insulting. I find it hard to understand how people can't see this?