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Boob for thought

August 1, 2007

Formula is for pussies! You can read a good article about the ban on marketing formula to new mothers and babies in hospitals and how the state of NY and NY City are doing to ban formula and encourage breastfeeding. There is a national council on formula feeding ( I don’t want to link them…) and they are arguing that this campaign interferes with a womans right to “choose”. Stupid fuckers. I hate it when religious zealots denounce breastfeeding. It really irks me. If you believe in god and that god created people isn’t it insulting to say that “his” perfect design isn’t so perfect for everyone? Seriously. If you sanctify creation and all that it holds…why on earth are boobs the sacrificial lamb in this equation? You get free perfectly designed food just for your baby right out of some random and attractive body part….why mess with it?

I would like them, the formula council, to explain how it was that humans have prospered through times with out electricity, refrigeration and mass transportation? Breastfeeding…that is how. When there was no other artificial option that undermined a woman’s biological superiority to perfectly feed her baby that was the norm. I would like someone to explain to me how inventing formula was liberating for women when all it really did was show women how imperfect they are and how they can never do it on their own.

I have said it before and will say it forever….breasts are amazing and I am thankful every day for my friend Tracyann who breastfed all her kiddos and made it seem like the only thing I could possibly do even though Spawn was just 2lbs 14 oz. when he was born. Thanks Tracyann, thanks to my breasts and fuck you to the formula council–you haters of women.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2007 4:37 pm

    Ain’t that the truth! I always assumed that formula was just another scam to make money.
    Our foster babies all had formula, as nursing a foster child is taboo (um, hello, wet nurses???). And when one after another formula failed (cuz they are wrong) accessing breast milk from a milk bank was the last and most expensive (well, it is worth it’s weight in gold) choice. WHAT?

  2. August 3, 2007 7:26 am

    I agree, it just doesn’t make sense.

    I stand with you and all my breastfeeding sisters!

  3. Karen permalink
    August 3, 2007 9:47 pm

    What if you CAN’T breastfeed, absolutely CAN’T? Breast milk banks are few and far between, yes very expensive, and questionable. How can you completely support your child’s needs with a bank? What if you have more than one child? How many different women’s milk would you go through? What if you ran out of money?

    I could not have had children without formula. It’s hard to read your hatred.

  4. Velma permalink
    August 4, 2007 2:35 pm

    There was no “hatred” in this entry–only appreciation for the wonders of milk made especially for human babies and a call for reducing the massive campaigns by the formula council to market an inferior substitute. Everyone knows there is always a rare exception to the rule (98% of women can breastfeed; that means, of course, that 2% cannot), and this appeal to reduce marketing of formula to the 98% does *not* suggest animosity toward the 2%.

  5. Megan permalink
    August 4, 2007 6:11 pm

    Not to mention that people look at you like you have 5 heads when you breastfeed in public or if you mention you are still breastfeeding you 2 year old. Society accepts formula feeding more than breastfeeding which is just sad.

  6. August 5, 2007 5:52 pm

    I am all for breastfeeding. It’s great for bonding. It is exactly what an infant needs to survive. However if the child is old enough to ask for the boob perhaps its time to start to wean them. I wonder if that creates more psychological issues for the child later, especially if its a boy. That is a mama’s boy waiting to happen. I pity the woman that tries to come between them down the road.

  7. August 6, 2007 1:50 am

    Seriously? OMG, that is hilarious, yet really, really sad. Do people still think like that? (this is to Marti, btw)

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