Stevie - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 57 moms have responded )
I have seen so many posts by new moms who don't want to breastfeed getting encouragement like "formula is the exact same thing" "there is no difference" and "my doctor said that formula is better" ARE THEY INSANE!? Ughh I try to always be positive and just point out that formula fed babies are proven to be less intelligent and at higher risk for illness and childhood obesity. (I'm not saying you are condemning your child by formula feeding I'm just saying that it is proven fact that breastmilk is better and healthier) I always say that they should at least TRY it but what I really want to know is: Who is telling people that formula is just as good as breast milk and WHY do people believe it?
I'm not one of those psycho breastfeeding bully moms but I am so sick of hearing "it's the same thing" I know it's not YOU know it's not so if you choose not to breastfeed because you simply don't want to (I have nothing against women who can't or are working and unable to pump) then please stop BSing me by pretending that formula is just as good! If you don't want to give your child the best start in life because you think it's "gross" at least own up to it!!!