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23-01-2013 21:34 #71
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23-01-2013 22:30 #74
New Celebrate Bottlefeeding section
23-01-2013 22:35 #75
Re: New Celebrate Bottlefeeding section
Every mum who bottle feeds does so for a different reason.
I would have loved to find something like that 3 years ago. I cannot explain how much it would have helped me.
If all us ladies who have bottle fed (no matter what's in the bottle) can make even one mother feel better then that can only be a good thing.
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23-01-2013 22:41 #76
If the word "celebrate" is what is being disputed...maybe change both sections (bf and ff) to 'Proud xxxx feeding mums' - surely no one can take issue with a mothers having a sense of pride in nourishing their child...or can they?
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23-01-2013 23:45 #78
23-01-2013 23:49 #79
I think the fact that a mod said that BH wont accept ads for formula speaks volumes. They choose not to promote formula feeding...they choose not to encourage formula feeding...to me, this alone sounds like a viable reason as to why they would decide to not want to "celebrate" bottlefeeding.
(they = BH head honchos...not mods)
23-01-2013 23:51 #80
Re: New Celebrate Bottlefeeding section
I frowned upon mums who ff. I did. Well more so those that never gave bf a try. Breast is best after all.
Well... Now I understand why sometimes you just can't bf. I still firmly believe that bf should at least be attempted but I fully understand the judgement that comes with ff.
People assumed I would bf dd2. I tried to. But she was prem and I remember being so proud telling the midwives that I had great milk supply with dd1 so I would be more than happy to donate excess milk when I had it. I couldn't wait to help out those in need. What I hadn't anticipated was the stress of having a prem baby, unable to breastfeed from birth and having to express the liquid gold that was so important for dd2's health. I did not know that this stress could have a major impact on my milk supply. Neither did I know that the major blood loss I experienced several weeks after birth and the medication I was required to take to stop the bleeding would dry up my milk and force me to use the undesirable full time formula feeding option.
When people saw me pull out a bottle and add formula to the bottle of water, I felt so judged as they innocently said "oh, you're formula feeding". It wasn't said in a negative way but that didn't stop me from defending myself unnecessarily. Why? I don't know. Maybe it's because everything is so pro bf that I felt bad at having to ff. Maybe it's because I felt like I had failed. Maybe it's because I wanted to share the same bond I had with dd1 as I looked into dd1's eyes as she took a big mouthful of bf and that milk drunk look they get. I don't know.
I didn't think a "celebrate bottle feeding"section was necessary until we had it, then had it taken away amidst all the nurse-in and pro bf dramas of late all while the "celebrate bf" section lives on.
Why should I celebrate bottlefeeding? Because without it my dd2 wouldn't be here today.
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