Last edited by Atropos; 04-09-2014 at 15:12.
To the OP, I think there is a quite alot to be desired of our public health system which could help lower PND rates. I've been lucky to have a positive bfing relationship but my experience in the hospital made it blatantly obvious why many people get ff guilt and also why bfing rates are not as high as the government wants them. The LC was obviously very very busy and did not have enough time to help with all problems and probably not trained in all possible issues and the midwives were generally inadequate to provide support. Advice is different and there wasn't alot of reassurance. Alot of "yeah it hurts and will for a while" - essentially saying to suck it up and not help with any solutions. No one should be made guilty if they FF, especially not made to feel guilty by the same health professionals who couldn't help with bfing.
Sorry @Atropos it seems like I'm having a go at you but I'm not trying to. You are an amazingly helpful poster on BH.
I just feel like, in this section a lot of us who are posting are still really struggling with our feeding journey. So when the positives of BF are posted it feels like a slap in the face sometimes. Like I said in my first post, I'm probably being precious but I'm also conscious of how upsetting the topic is to me, I don't want to see others feeling the same way.
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Is formula GST exempt?
I actually don't have an issue with saying it's optimal, although I'd add in *generally* optimal. What I despise is the formula bashing and the covert self righteousness. I haven't seen that from anyone in this thread.
But then I'm at a stage of acceptance, ask me this 2 years ago and I would have bristled about the word optimal being used at all.
So off on a bit of a tangent.... but I noticed no Heinz Nurture on the woolies shelves and remember something going on with supply?
I am planning to give bfing another go with this bean but am also preparing and being at total peace with using formula again and I like Heinz the best of all of them. Where has it gone??
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