I have longed for someone brave enough to post this viewpoint. A case that is actually for formula-feeding, as opposed to the almost du jour articles that merely state I’m not horrible for having fed my loved one the powdery substance as long as I gave breastfeeding a good try and was instructed to supplement by my doctor. An article that criticizes the science behind the “breast is best” campaign as flawed. Perhaps breast is best, of course, but it doesn’t seem we actually know that just yet. I know some of you may find it abhorrent, while others may shrug. For me, though, it is a breath of fresh air and a welcome relief. And it made me cry a little. Bravo and thank you.


3 Responses to “Finally”

  1. 1 kateandgracie March 8, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Crickets. I hope I didn’t make anyone upset. I am just happy to hear a woman say she made a choice that was best for her family. And that for them, it wasn’t breastmilk.

  2. 2 Sara March 11, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Missed this one last week (because I was off to see Bob Seger), but I enjoyed the article! I personally did not really enjoy breastfeeding, but I did wish the article had talked about the science a little more – I think formula can provide all the nourishment a baby needs, but my doctor talked about the antibodies in breast milk – not a need, but a bonus?

    I can’t believe that’s what NYC is doing! I just thin that’s going way, way too far.

  3. 3 kateandgracie March 11, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Bob Seger!

    Good point: the antibodies. When Bear refused to nurse anymore, my doctor was like, “Oh, that’s ok, she’s already gotten all the good stuff!” I think she was just trying to make me feel better, of course, but I kinda took from it that there’s a lot we probably don’t really know. And by “we” I mean science. On the other hand, I think people should probably be encouraged to give the old breastfeeding a try (if they like) and then go from there. I also think there’s a huge — and I know I’m not breaking any ground by saying this — socio-economic problem in all of this. The author of the article is clearly, like me, in a position to decide what she’d like to do. [Putting aside my retained placenta issue which didn’t allow me much of a choice]. Obviously, there are a ton of women for whom pumping isn’t much of an option and taking an extended leave isn’t one at all. On the other hand, formula is damn expensive (especially if you don’t have that Costco membership — thanks Costco! I think yesterday’s trip was the first one in almost a year that didn’t involve buying Kirkland powder).

    And I agree – NYC, you are taking things too far. Chill out a little.

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