Kim - posted on 07/16/2010 ( 57 moms have responded )
I'm just looking for peoples opinions. I EBF my 2 month daughter and would not have it any other way and I plan doing so for a year.
I have been encountering people left, right and center who constantly tell me why they formula fed their children, or why there are valid reasons to use formula- last night I heard "some women just have sour milk", or my mother in law always tells me "I'm just far too modest to whip it out in front of anyone". ect... completely unsolicited- I'll just be sitting there nursing not talking when they start, or asked if I BF or formula feed. I do believe that it is a personal choice, but if people start in on me, I do not hesitate to say that I believe that formula does more harm that good in our society.
I completely get people bringing this up had I started in on how wonderful BF is or my views on formula.. but it almost seems as though people want to make me feel bad for BF, or to congratulate them for formula feeding.
Do you think people are doing this out of curiosity? Guilt for not BF their kids? Or just nosey? I'm really puzzled by these reactions and did not expect it at all. Is this a common reaction that you encounter?