Kerry - posted on 10/17/2009 ( 63 moms have responded )
This is the current overview
"This group is here to support families that breastfeed. We follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and La Leche League Internations (LLLI). This means that we do not condone formula feeding. This group is here to promote breastfeeding and support families who choose to breastfeed. Group Guidelines: 1. No posts that discusses the use of formula in a context that is not medical. 2. No posts that are threatening 3. No solicitation"
This group is here to support mothers to breastfeed, not make rules and judgements about their choices. There are lots of mums who come on here asking about advice because they are having some trouble and are considering formula or already use formula as well as breastfeeding. I think this statement makes mums feel like they can't be honest when they are asking for help.
There is a recent post on here where a mother has been completely shot down because she asked about combined breastfeeding and formula feeding. Not good enough! we should be offering support and advice on alternatives rather than turning people away ESPECIALLY PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSIDERING FORMULA.