A Woman's Right to Choose (Not to Breastfeed) - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon - the Atlantic

ibob8/04/2012 12:58:25 pm PDT

re: #11 Destro

First of all, doctors inform a mother of what is acceptable or not. Secondly, formula feeding should always be seen - as it was when it was invented - as a back up - not the sole way to feed a baby.

Secondly, the Bloomberg initiative in New York is being attacked by right wing tools like the FOX owned NY Post for some right wing small govt reason I can’t fathom. But anyone who argues the quack science that formula feeding is just as good as breast feeding should be confronted.

Baby formulas are loaded up with corn syrup. How about we start Americans without corn syrup in their first months on earth?


As an Ob/Gyn who nursed her own children and advises patients about nursing their babies, it is not as simple as you make it sound. Nursing in our society is difficult. You have to have a private place to pump to allow a reasonable milk letdown, a decent pump, willing coworkers, supportive husband and family, and many other things for nursing to be feasible for working mothers. It is not easy for either mothers who don’t work outside the home. The last thing we need to do is give new mothers something else to feel guilty about. I try to encourage women to do what works best for them and their family- be it nursing, bottle feeding or whatever.