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[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15435 posts
9th Aug '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" Not sure if you were being serious in that statement of facetious...but your diet doesn't have a whole ... [snip!] ... it is crazy for a Dr to interfere unless he can PROVE harm & that should be VERY easy to do with a simple blood workup."


I thought she was just talking about goat's milk and celery juice. :lol:

jo-jo 2 kids; ..., SA, Australia 2310 posts
9th Aug '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting jo-jo:</b>" I say good on her for doing what she thought was ... [snip!] ... a hard time!"</blockquote> I feel a little bit like if she wasn't 17 they wouldn't have treated it like they have."


I must have missed that part I didn't see her age (not that it matters) but yeah that's probably true, which sucks!

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
9th Aug '13
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" I thought she was just talking about goat's milk and celery juice. :lol:"

celery & carrot are often used for folate additive, but there are other areas that goat's milk falls short, so I doubt it was all that was added. There are lots of readily available recipes, but none are that simplistic.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
9th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HotMom21ERF:</b>" actually they are healthy. of course breast milk is best but that does not mean formula is not a nutritious substitute."</blockquote>



Theyre like 57% corn syrup.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
9th Aug '13

I live near where this happened and let me tell you that DHHS is very intrusive. I received a phone call a few months ago from a nurse "who workd for the state". She said she was reviewing my baby's medical records and saw that we hadnt started vaccines yet and she was "very concerned" and wanted to talk to me about how "important they are". She was not a nurse from my son's pedi's office. She was a random person who was going through my son's personal medical history and making judgements about my parenting decisions. And Im far from 17.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
10th Aug '13

I'm happier seeing a baby fed a goat's milk concoction than chemical-filled formula. This is ridiculous.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Yurvette [♥]:</b>" Seriously... But then again.. Welcome ... [snip!] ... And it's not by taking your child away its by offering additional support and information and helping you with a feeding plan."


my local public hospital is banning formula, bottles, and pacifiers in something called Babies First initiative. So yeah the Australian government is starting to throw its weight around as well.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15435 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting TG3:" my local public hospital is banning formula, bottles, and pacifiers in something called Babies First initiative. So yeah the Australian government is starting to throw its weight around as well."


That's so awesome!

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" That's so awesome!"


not necessarily I saw what they put me through last time until a pedi stepped in ... and that was before formula was banned

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15435 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting TG3:" not necessarily I saw what they put me through last time until a pedi stepped in ... and that was before formula was banned "


What were you put through?

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" What were you put through?"


my sons blood sugars kept dropping to the degree that his heart was beating abnormally. To keep him from constantly screaming I had to have him on the breast literally 24/7 ... something I got in trouble for. Three midwives and two lactation consultants told me I was only allowed to nurse a max of 30 mins each side. They forced me to express colostrum and when I couldn't I had four midwives in the room forcibly expressing colostrum from me into a cup. Then I had to attempt to finger feed my starving 9lbs 6oz newborn less than 2mL of colostrum.



After three days of this and my babies constant screaming the pedi on duty walked out of the room .. walked back in with a bottle of formula and told me that neither I nor my baby could go on like this. DS drank the bottle and then slept for 12 hours because he was so exhausted.



Turned out he didn't have the ability to digest my breast milk.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 15435 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting TG3:" my sons blood sugars kept dropping to the degree that his heart was beating abnormally. To keep him ... [snip!] ... and then slept for 12 hours because he was so exhausted. Turned out he didn't have the ability to digest my breast milk."


That's just wrong that they were forcing you to do things. :?

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
10th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" my local public hospital is banning formula, bottles, and pacifiers in something called Babies First initiative. So yeah the Australian government is starting to throw its weight around as well."</blockquote>




It goes by state. Nsw health policy is breastfeeding. They do give you a very hard time about formula feeding but you still have the choice. They can not completely ban formula because a lot o preemies need it, none I out local hospitals have a milk bank ( only some in Sydney). I donated my breastmilk with my daughter ( I had way to much) to a mum who had preemie twins and couldn't get her milk to come in. The midwives ob her and I did it on the side. It's not exactly allowed in that hospital but I was just gonna throw it and she was very grateful for it

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" my local public hospital is banning formula, bottles, ... [snip!] ... I did it on the side. It's not exactly allowed in that hospital but I was just gonna throw it and she was very grateful for it"


yeah there are no donor banks in WA ... I would have to fly milk in from Sydney. Its not banned banned but it has to be prescribed

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
10th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" yeah there are no donor banks in WA ... I would have to fly milk in from Sydney. Its not banned banned but it has to be prescribed"</blockquote>




It's bullshit. I guess that's why so many mothers are leaving hospital now a few hours after giving birth, even with their first baby.