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Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31782 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" :!: Breast is best, but formula isn't the worst! it's second best! haha"


Very true. I did both BF and formula feeding. I felt less stressed formula feeding.

BuggyBoo 2 kids; Pennsylvania 1047 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" My SIL just had her fourth baby.... she has never BFed and always just got that shot to take away her milk. She is a wonderful mom and feeds her kids healthy meals. "


I know women like that as well. Never cared, never judged, never even thought of it. A lot of women are women who also work in a high powered work place and cannot breastfeed because they head back to work quickly after having their baby....should they also feel terrible for that decision? It's a lifestyle choice but not a bad one, and I have never heard of a child getting sick from being a FF baby but I have heard of kids getting sick from poor diets so obviously not comparable.

BuggyBoo 2 kids; Pennsylvania 1047 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting snglemama:" lol, I was mostly curious if the same people who thought it was absurd that they get judged for FF their kid.. would judge others for their choices as a parent."


Well, yes I do judge a parent who chooses to feed their child unhealthy and knows it is unhealthy and I am a FF Mom. Because it is a bad choice to feed your children foods like that.....and I formula feed my baby.

Adriana'sMombie 1 child; Quakertown, Pennsylvania 2113 posts
6th Oct '12

everyone judges at some point. no matter what the issue is.



but me judge a mother who feeds their kids unhealthy foods daily? yes, i will judge.
thats disgusting. the mother is setting them up for major health issues and complications.



kids will grow up thinking its ok to eat burgers, fries, shakes, ice cream, cakes, etc. everyday. they will never get introduced to anything thats good for them. they need to eat things to help them grow and develope.



those kids will die of heart attacks or strokes. very early in life.
its sad to see kids with diabetes and health problems because they never learned to eat properly.



what mother would do that to their child? doesnt sound like she cares.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31782 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting snglemama:" lol, I was mostly curious if the same people who thought it was absurd that they get judged for FF their kid.. would judge others for their choices as a parent."


I personally don't care. It doesn't bother me one bit what someone thinks of me. I know I'm a fantastic mom & the people I do care what they think, are the ones living with me & the choices I make for our family.



Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting snglemama:" ok... so it's proven, medical fact that breast milk is best for a child.. so if a prent feeds junk food ... [snip!] ... to judge.. but if a parent chooses not to try to breast feed.. knowing it's the best thing for a baby... it's not ok to judge?"


If they are CHOOSING without trying, without any medical reason, yes I judge for not breastfeeding. Sue me.



But when it comes right down to it: there's no valid reason for feeding your children junk. There are valid reasons for formula feeding.

Adriana'sMombie 1 child; Quakertown, Pennsylvania 2113 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting snglemama:" ok... so it's proven, medical fact that breast milk is best for a child.. so if a prent feeds junk food ... [snip!] ... to judge.. but if a parent chooses not to try to breast feed.. knowing it's the best thing for a baby... it's not ok to judge?"


some people cant produce milk, like myself.
i lost it all within 2 weeks. made 1oz out of each every 3 hours.



i think BF and FF are much different than feeding your kid unhealthy food.



you have no choice to switch to formula. but youdo have a choice on what to feed your children when theyre old enough to eat solids.



plus, formula made today is trying their best to immitate breastmilk. FF moms are still feeding their babies with something nutritious.

BuggyBoo 2 kids; Pennsylvania 1047 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" :!: Though I had to learn that. When I would FF Spawn when she was an infant, strangers would come ... [snip!] ... ex's family and strangers for FFing, let alone what people would say here on BG. I've learned over the years to block it out."


Are you serious? That's really crazy. I have never experienced that. Sorry you have had to.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" Do you express your judgement vocally? I mean, it's one thing to see a kid on a leash, for example and think "damn"... it's another to point, laugh or vocalize your opinion. "


Sometimes. It depends on if I know them and their circumstances. I try not to judge if I don't know them as I don't know why they would chose to formula feed and both of my chidlren have had formula in their lives at some point (just as both of my kids have had soda LOL). But if I know them and know their reasons I'll tell them they're stupid if I think they're stupid for FF.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31782 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" :!: Though I had to learn that. When I would FF Spawn when she was an infant, strangers would come ... [snip!] ... ex's family and strangers for FFing, let alone what people would say here on BG. I've learned over the years to block it out."


That's insane for people to come up to you and blast you for it. I'd almost have to carry some pepto tablets to handout for their diarrhea of the mouth.



Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31782 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" OMG That's awesome! hahahaha "


It would be awesome to give them a taste of their own medicine. The look on their face would be priceless!

BuggyBoo 2 kids; Pennsylvania 1047 posts
6th Oct '12

I hope people do not feel I am a shitty Mom for FF my baby girl. I have been dealing with some pretty serious issues since my c-section and think I made the best choice...with my oldest, I was told I had to stop. I got very depressed. I have been depressed this time around as well because it is instinct to want to breastfeed. I am very fussy about both children. With my oldest, once she was introduced to baby food, it was all organic, all the time and I would chart to make sure she got exactly what she was needing. And I have always fed her healthy and made sure she gets all her food groups. I make sure that she gets a lot of fruits, vegetables and healthy food choices for her meals, and she occasionally gets sugary treats but we never overdue it.
If I am a bad Mom because I simply had a FF, so be it. Cannot change what is.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" We all judge each other... even though I try not to I do it too.... But to tell someone they are stupid ... [snip!] ... want to.... she is an awesome mom (a serious bitch, but an awesome mom). I think some opinions don't need to be spoken. "


I told my sister she was stupid for FF her youngest. She FF her oldest (had some issues in the beginning, I can respect trying), BF'd her middle, then FF her youngest because she said it was "easier". I told her she was stupid. Because, honestly, she is and not just for that.

BuggyBoo 2 kids; Pennsylvania 1047 posts
6th Oct '12
Quoting Fatty McRunnerPants:" I told my sister she was stupid for FF her youngest. She FF her oldest (had some issues in the beginning, ... [snip!] ... FF her youngest because she said it was "easier". I told her she was stupid. Because, honestly, she is and not just for that."

To me, I do not find it easier. I find it harder. All the prep that has to go into FF a baby as oppose to BFing....getting the bottles ready, sterilized, preparing, and having to make sure you have everything with you every single time you leave the house....it is easier to just pop a titty in their mouth to me. Not to mention night feedings....you can only have mixed formula out for two hours before it is no longer good to feed so you cannot really pre-prepare it so someone has to get up and go make it while you deal with a crying baby....I would rather BF if I could.

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6th Oct '12
Quoting That Black Kid