From a mother who failed at breastfeeding her first due to ongoing issues ( lasted 11 weeks) and who has successfully bf my second ( still going strong at 10 months) I can honestly say I see both sides here.
I was extremely emotional in regards to my first breastfeeding journey and completely sympathise with how this makes mums feel.
Both sides should b able to openly discuss the pros and cons to any feeding method without being judged.
Breastfeeding is amazing. But formula feeding is great too. Everyones situation is unique. Baby is fed. Thats the most important thing here.
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19-03-2015 19:29 #11
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19-03-2015 19:29 #12
For those who actually want to debate it, post a thread in the debate it section, not the breastfeeding or bottlefeeding support section.
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19-03-2015 19:30 #13
I never said it was rude.... But I guarantee all comments in this thread and yours have turned anyone (including me) off wanting to discuss any positivity.
It's fine, I'm happy for it to be closed.
19-03-2015 19:31 #14
I don't think it's about keeping your mouth shut. It's more that it can't go both ways. With this section being a place to sing the praises of bfing while the ffing section is always ruined.
Anyway, I'm sorry you feel frustrated. Again it's a very emotional topic.
19-03-2015 19:31 #15
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19-03-2015 20:48 #16
As someone who breastfed four children, I hate it when these kinds of studies hit the news, and stir up the debates again. Breast milk may be one factor in IQ, but it is surely not the only one, or even a major one.
It's obvious there's a correlation with economic standing and class here. I can breastfeed, because I can either stay at home, or take my baby to work with me and nurse him there. But that's a very unique situation. I could never do that at 98% of the jobs in America right now, for example, factory work, retail of any kind, manufacturing of any kind, etc.
19-03-2015 20:53 #17
In all honesty guys, thanks for reminding why I usually avoid posting about breastfeeding outside of advice. If a similar article had been posted about breastfeeding being found to not be that great in the bottle feeding section and I reposted it here talking about how ridiculous it was I would be getting absolutely caned.
19-03-2015 21:08 #18
It's an interesting read, but I think you are taking some of the comments too much to heart.
I unfortunately couldn't breastfeed my ds for as long as I wanted to and it does hit me hard thinking about it. But seeing studies that relate to breastfeeding and the effects on baby's immune systems or iq but sadden me but also make me proud that I even attempted to give my son the best start possible.
He got breastmilk, not a full 12 months worth, but he got it all the same. Hopefully, if these studies are correct, what he got does make a difference. This mumma is hoping for an NBA star coz he's already bl**dy tall!
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19-03-2015 21:16 #19
I like you as a member and love the contribution you make to the forum. I just think you aren't seeing this fairly. You put up a news story in this section citing smarter babies, get angry when someone doesn't agree with it even though they didn't see what section it was in (and honestly it's happened to me as well when I've been on my phone). She then deletes her comments and takes those opinions to the bottle feeding area to discuss, which is exactly what you did, and you are still upset at her.
I'm honestly not trying to be argumentative and haven't wanted to keep replying out of respect for the area but you keep saying you feel you can't be positive about bfing without getting attacked. There are heaps of positive bfing threads, bfing on this forum is held up in hugely high esteem to the point in my early days of parenting DS when I joined it felt so lop sided.
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19-03-2015 21:35 #20
I don't think his thread was started to debate bottle vs breast, but rather to say to BF mums "yay go us" and then other people seem to take that as being negative towards bottle feeders. I don't think that bottle feeding ever even had a place here. it's not like the OP was saying "boo you bottle feeders we're so much better" just celebrating the goodness of breastfeeding in a positive manner. Sigh.
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