I have talked about this a few times already here on my blog…
Why is it that the breastfeeding is always compared to Formula in a way that makes is sound like Formula is the norm and that breastfeeding just better… It makes is sound like yeah sure breastfeeding is great but Formula is good enough… and of course no one is perfect so really why breastfeed?
The problem is… Breastfeeding is the norm… Formula can be dangerous and the choice between breastfeeding and Formula is not a simple choice to make, children die because they are not breastfed, really it should not be a choice at all… we need to make the language reflect that.
Here is a Hathor comic that is a great example…
(oh… and just a disclaimer… I got a few comments and e-mails from some moms who seem to love to hate this blog…Though I do believe that it should not be a choice, I do know that Formula is sometimes that lesser of two evils and that the choice is made for moms. However, that being said, in many or most cases, that is where education of doctors and nurses need to come in because they often have no clue about breastfeeding and often the children that can be hurt by formula the most are being hurt… also milk banks should become more widely spread and availible, so that more children will not suffer the effects of a lack of breastmilk.)
People really hate your blog??
I enjoy it very much. I don’t always agree with you, but I usually do, and I think you are a great mom and an entertaining blogger.
Looking forward to reading more in 2008!!
There are a few that do yes… though they keep reading… weird right???
Thanks so much for the compliment… I go through phases of writing more and then less but I really do enjoy blogging and sharing my thoughts here… and of course I don’t think that everyone should always agree with me 😉