Natasha - posted on 10/16/2009 ( 36 moms have responded )
I'm not sure whether this conversation is just going to get deleted or not, but I am wondering why it is that formula feeding is not "condoned" in this group? I understand that it is a breastfeeding support group, and that breastfeeding is most definitely the best thing for babies, but there are some cases where breastfeeding is no longer an option and formula feeding is a very acceptable alternative. I'm not sure why it beng made out to be such an evil thing and why it is not even allowed to be mentioned here. I'm not suggesting that women give up breastfeeding and start formula feeding, I would hope that women can continue to breastfeed for as long as possible, but I do think that women need to know that they are not failures as mothers if something happens and they cannot continue to breastfeed. I'm just not sure why you made a point of not "condoning" formula feeding, why it was so important to mention this? Its quite obviously a breastfeeding group, and I'm sure no one would have come on here telling everyone to convert, but maybe there is something to be said about being tolerant about other's decisions and not making people think they are doing the wrong thing if they do not breastfeed. I suppose my main question is why do you not condone formula, to the point where it is forbidden to be mentioned on here? I'm assuming this post won't last long, but I hope I can get an answer before it disappears!