Wouldn't have made any difference to me. Sure I would have liked to save the $100 a week in formula. BFing wasn't an option.
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30-03-2012 15:46 #11
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30-03-2012 15:47 #13Senior Member
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How would they determine eligibility for the payment anyway? Would they have breastfeeding police?
30-03-2012 15:51 #14
30-03-2012 15:54 #15
I'd prefer to see maternity hospitals resurrected so mothers that want to can have an extended hospital stay while their milk comes in and breastfeeding is established. During that time if baby is unsettled because the milk hasn't come in there are nurses on hand to care for the baby so the mother doesn't become exhausted and desperate. Lactation consultants on hand 24/7 to help establish BFing. Then a home visit option where a MW can visit daily for the first few weeks and home visit LCs are freely available also.
I think one of the bigger reasons for our low BFing rate is lack of support for mothers in establishing BFing.
I wouldn't have BF either way, but I know I'm in the minority of FFrs.
30-03-2012 15:57 #16
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I think that serves to alienate women who can't/don't BF. Why can't people just do things for the sake of their children? Why must money always be the incentive?
30-03-2012 16:02 #18
How would you prove it? If that was the case I would BF till 16.... just kidding.
I think a Free LC within 12 hours of birth regardless of time of day/week (some places only have LC available set times & days of week) who is allocated enough time to answer questions and help without needing to rush off to the next person in five minutes, plus follow up as needed in the first six weeks would see better success rates.
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30-03-2012 16:05 #20
Bad idea. You save $ by bf'ing anyway.
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