I think you might appreciate this post on wrote on the topic: http://themamafesto.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/latch-on-latch-off/
A rep from NYC's dept of health actually commented on it, in hopes of clarifying some misnomers (I guess they on't actually "lock" the formula up), but regardless, instead of making formula harder to obtain, why not find ways to be proactive about promoting bf-ing? sigh.
Breastfeeding was the hardest thing I've ever done and because I didn't know what I was doing, the most painful. It took me six weeks to be able to feed her w/o any discomfort because I got started with it incorrectly. It is not instinctual for people and some are lucky enough to be able to do it easily right away. In my case, the LLL consultant had no idea what I was doing wrong, but my hospital consultant did and she had the knowledge. And I was lucky enough to be able to stay extra days in the hospital. If I had had to go straight home, I would have surely given up. Many of my friends were not able to do it either, for various reasons. Because multiple generations tend not to live under the same roof nowadays, this knowledge does not get handed down. Oh, and yeah, my kid had her first cold when she was a month old! Let's focus on the end goal here: a healthy, well-fed kid, either by boob or bottle.
Can he do that In one city? It seems it would need to be FDA approved or federally mandated.... Just don't seem like something one small Man could do, new York city or not.
I breast feed my first till nine months when we found out the issue was he was allergice to dairy, well becaus I ate dairy in my diet it was in my breast milk, when eliminated from my diet I had problems, so he was moved to formula. There is no problem with either method of feeding. It's up the th mother and her preference. Sort of like her body her choice. It is what they are ment for & "they" say it is "best" but we have an alternative that works just as well, there's nothing wrong with it. People need to stop brow beating those who chose not to breast feed. Alternatively I was able to donate over 400 ounces of breast milk through so some baby benefited in a Huston hospital somewhere.
such a shame that mums that want to breastfeed aren't given the correct support. With the right help at the start and access to support when things don't feel right then more women will be successful at it.
The sentiment behind these actions seem like a good idea but until the support is in place, it just isn't going to work.
When I had my first baby, I was completely stunned by the amount of pressure people put on me to breastfeed. I tried, I swear I did, but the lactation consultant's instructions had consisted of "Whump, right on the breast," so I was flying blind. After a week, my doctor told me to stop because the breast milk was aggravating my son's jaundice. I damn near deep throated him, I was so relieved. Even with this medically-approved out, though, I STILL had boob-happy harpies telling me my doctor was wrong and I was a bad mom. You know what? I'd rather feed my baby devil's milk than have a yellow kid. I'll listen to Bloomberg's opinion when he grows a vagina and shoots out a human cannonball.
crap...I grew up watching the muppets in the beginning of their debut. If I would have known kermits mom didn't breast feed I wouldn't have spent so much time looking forward to seeing him. Now I feel as if I wasted my entire youth on a stupid frog, Wait,....do frogs even have nipples?
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