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Old 05-01-2008, 11:55 AM   #11
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Yayyyy for exclusive bf'ing!!!

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Old 05-17-2008, 09:24 AM   #12
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:15 AM   #13
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Love how to the point this is, but it's horrifying from the perspective of a mom who couldn't do any kind of breast milk for legal reasons (and so HAD to use formula). I guess I'm lucky she's been so healthy, huh?

We've had no ear infections and the only illnesses she's had are full blown influenza at 6 mos (we kept her out of the hospital though - the only way she'd take any fluid was through a SNS) and last week the stomach flu. I guess we've been blessed.

I would have loved to provide BM to her, but we couldn't and this absolutely terrifies me! Guess it's something to print off and give to the social workers at DSHS!!!!
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great post! very harsh, but also true and I don't think we should mince words when it comes to our children's health. I've copied and pasted this onto my computer
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:52 PM   #15
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It also reduces the risks of Rhematoid Arthritis!

Yay for boobies and breastmilk!
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While I do agree with this post, you should take into consideration those of us who couldnt BF our children of one reason or another, due to medical problems in the baby or the mom. Posts like these make those of us who didnt have this option feel like crap! Sorry to be so negative,but, not everyone had such an easy choice.
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While I do agree with this post, you should take into consideration those of us who couldnt BF our children of one reason or another, due to medical problems in the baby or the mom. Posts like these make those of us who didnt have this option feel like crap! Sorry to be so negative,but, not everyone had such an easy choice.


I ebf both of my children, but I have to agree with her. It isn't always so cut and dry.
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I ebf both of my children, but I have to agree with her. It isn't always so cut and dry.
I sincerely doubt this post was made to make formula users feel crappy. It was made to build up those who breastfeed. It's hard to breastfeed. There's a lot of stigma in our society and it's not easy in general, either.
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I sincerely doubt this post was made to make formula users feel crappy. It was made to build up those who breastfeed. It's hard to breastfeed. There's a lot of stigma in our society and it's not easy in general, either.
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I'm well aware that some women are unable to bf and thank God that formula is available for those babies! But in our society where ff is 'normal', as an eb****** mom it is nice to hear that the effort I am making is worth it.
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Re: A cheer for exclusive breastfeeders

BF mom here, but the study about the raised IQ is coming out to be a genetic factor more then a BF one. Bf does put a play in it.. but genetics oversteps it.

The individuals that Bf normally already have a higher IQ and education, therefor genetics is more in play. There is another study that shows an isolated gene. If the child has this gene, then the child has a higher chance of bf increasing the IQ. But, if the child does not have the gene, there is no change.
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