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Kylie's👣Mommy. 1 child; Texas 3379 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" Yep. Women would find a way to feed their baby... if it means sucking it up and breastfeeding, or scraping ... [snip!] ... because they don't want to... ultimately don't even have to buy the baby food -- the state will. I can understand her point. "</blockquote>




I do understand what she's saying. But not everyone can. I couldn't breast feed I never produced milk. I tried. And my husband lost his job. And we needed a little help so we got on WIC and they helped with formula. Although I didn't abuse the system as soon as he got a job we canceled it.



But I don't think every woman should have to breast feed, just because she had a baby.

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65258 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Serial Mom ✄:" Thing is, it's about the baby, not the mother. Yes, the best thing is if everyone chose to breastfeed. ... [snip!] ... to choose not to breastfeed and they are also going to need wic. I would sooner have the baby fed than wic turn them away."


The baby wouldn't go without. The mother would just have to put her wants aside and breastfeed the baby.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
24th Apr '13

I see the point. I think that every women deserves the choice, but you either pay for it yourself or breastfeed.



I can't believe that you actually have a system which provides free formula.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Emilia's mumum +1!:" I had money when my DD was born, sort of chose not to breastfeed (she had allergies to milk, soy and ... [snip!] ... from knowingly having a kid, not breastfeeding and just expecting WIC to pick up the tab. The world isn't black and white."

:!: we had a similar situation. not long after getting pregnant we had money issues. i tried BF but couldn't handle it. i find this thread offense because of all the assuming.

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
24th Apr '13

If you breastfeed and you qualify, doesn't WIC buy breast pumps for you? I'm not 100% sure but I'm pretty sure I've heard that somewhere so either way the state will pay for a breast pump or formula.

Kylie's👣Mommy. 1 child; Texas 3379 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" Beggers can't be choosers. If WIC wasn't there -- they'd have to. But since it's there... they feel ... [snip!] ... like they're entitled to it. I have no problem with people using assistance when they need it -- but when they WANT it? Eh. "</blockquote>




Ya but the OP said if you need to be on WIC and choose not to breast feed. Not everyone wants to breast feed ya know? So they should have the choice.

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65258 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Kylie's
kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65258 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting chass.:" If you breastfeed and you qualify, doesn't WIC buy breast pumps for you? I'm not 100% sure but I'm pretty sure I've heard that somewhere so either way the state will pay for a breast pump or formula."


I've heard of them giving out breast pumps.

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65258 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Kylie's
Emilia's mumum +1! 2 kids; Beaverton, Oregon 11023 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting chass.:" If you breastfeed and you qualify, doesn't WIC buy breast pumps for you? I'm not 100% sure but I'm pretty sure I've heard that somewhere so either way the state will pay for a breast pump or formula."

Seriously? That is kind of awesome if they do. I *think* we qualify for WIC by about 20 dollars a month, I wonder if I could sign up, get a pump then cancel? I'm sure that is abusing the system, but free breast pump!




ETA - I'm 90% joking

Projectpaige 4 kids; Corona, California 876 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting chass.:</b>" If you breastfeed and you qualify, doesn't WIC buy breast pumps for you? I'm not 100% sure but I'm pretty sure I've heard that somewhere so either way the state will pay for a breast pump or formula."</blockquote>



Wic here only lets you rent a breast pump. When they need it back you have to return it asap.

October2011 Due April 3; 1 child; Pennsylvania 6494 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting kthx.:" The baby wouldn't go without. The mother would just have to put her wants aside and breastfeed the baby. "


Breastfeeding mothers get wic as well, theyjust get different things, does this mean breastfeeding mothers shouldn't be helped out either? Breastfeeding isnt for everyone..even if theres no physical medical problem, breast feeding can be very mentally draining and if a mother thinks formula is best for her baby, nothing wrong with that.

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Emilia's mumum +1!:" Seriously? That is kind of awesome if they do. I *think* we qualify for WIC by about 20 dollars a month, ... [snip!] ... a month, I wonder if I could sign up, get a pump then cancel? I'm sure that is abusing the system, but free breast pump!"


Is this serious? Haha because I do not know the answer to that. I got WIC for my first two kids but I haven't even thought about trying to get it this go round, I think I'm going to just suck it up and breastfeed or just starve my baby. :lol:

Kylie's👣Mommy. 1 child; Texas 3379 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" What would you have done if WIC wasn't there? I can bet you'd be finding other ways to pay for the ... [snip!] ... either breastfeed or find ways to feed their baby. You couldn't BF, so you would've found a way to pay for formula, right?"</blockquote>



Well of course. I usually worked. But I was high risk from the day I went to the obgyn till I delivered. I wasn't allowed to get out of bed. I even had to drop school. So my husband went to work at the plants. Because he made good money there. And he supported us. But the plants lay off a lot. So when he was laid off we were short on cash. Only used WIC for two months.

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65258 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting October2011:" Breastfeeding mothers get wic as well, theyjust get different things, does this mean breastfeeding mothers ... [snip!] ... breast feeding can be very mentally draining and if a mother thinks formula is best for her baby, nothing wrong with that."


And that's fine -- if she chooses formula, by all means... feed your child formula. But why expect someone else to pay for it?