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Bottle Feeding

Let's Stop Shaming Mothers for Feeding Their Babies

Jennifer Brenan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Brenan

How about when you see me breastfeeding, you don't stare or look disgusted? How about you just go about your business and not give it a second thought? How about you don't worry what your children will think? They will think it's normal if you don't make it an issue.

The Cost Of Not Supporting Breastfeeding May Be Millions, Study Says

Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents

(Reuters Health) - If more women breastfed their babies for at least four months after birth, the healthcare cost savings could be significant, no...

You Don't Need to Know Why I'm Not Breastfeeding, Because it Shouldn't Matter

Suzanne Barston | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

This Tower of (breastfeeding) Babble has reached a fever pitch. It's time for it to come down. Pick up your axe and start chopping. And next time someone asks, simply tell them, "You don't need to know why I don't breastfeed. Because it shouldn't matter."

To Breast Or Bottle Feed, A Woman's Choice: Let's Please Stop Judging!

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
SaraKay Smullens

I wish those who pass judgement today could be a fly on the wall of my office and hear the shame, discomfort, and lack of confidence unkind, thoughtless judgements and comments bring to women who bottle feed. Following are some examples that I hope will make people think before they open their mouths in cruel judgement or give disdainful looks:

30 Ways Breastfeeding and Formula-Feeding Are Exactly the Same

Kim Simon | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

7. You will wonder if you're doing it wrong, and convince yourself that everyone else has learned how to do it right.

Supporting Formula-Feeding Moms During World Breastfeeding Week

Seleni Institute | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

As an advocate for formula-feeding families, I believe this week is the perfect time to spread our own message about the importance of self-care, individuality and confidence.

What I Learned After Giving My Son a Bottle for the First Time

CT Working Moms | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Although I'm not opposed to formula, I do try to feed Lenny as much breast milk as possible. I didn't fully appreciate it until I became a mom, but I find breastfeeding fascinating.

Lurking Truth in Recent Studies

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science
David H. Newman, M.D.

Last month a study of siblings found that breastfeeding conferred no health advantages, while a second study declared older paternal age to be associated with psychiatric problems in children. A third study found no link between saturated fats and heart disease. It was a month of unexpected, and sometimes unsettling, science.

Why There Are No Winners in the Battle of Breast vs. Bottle

Suzanne Barston | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

What the Golen/Ramsey study shows should not be controversial. It's proof that whether a woman chooses, or is capable of, feeding a baby from her breast is not what defines her as a mother.

My Breast Isn't Best

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

The only thing I regret is not having given more thought to the surgeon's warning that as a result of the surgery, I may lose my ability to breastfeed. I was 18. Childrearing seemed decades away. They'll be able to fix that by then, I thought.

Lisa Belkin

Bloggers Start A Movement To Support All Moms, No Matter How They Feed | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.02.2013 | Parents

“When I was a Formula Mom, I used to pour formula into Medela bottles, so that the other moms at playgroup thought that it was pumped breastmilk. I ...

Venezuela's Congress Considers Baby Bottle Ban

Posted 06.18.2013 | Parents

CARACAS | Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:57pm EDT (Reuters) - Venezuela's Congress will discuss legislation next week that would prohibit bottle feeding of...

What Is 'Motherness?'

Jennifer Gilmore | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Gilmore

Adoption is a lot of things. It is a prism. It is an hourglass. It is dark cave. It is a light at the end of a terrifying tunnel. It is a beginning.

If You Don't Support Breastfeeding In Public, You Don't Support Breastfeeding

Katharine McKinney | Posted 09.26.2013 | Parents
Katharine McKinney

Breastfeeding whenever, wherever a child is hungry is an integral component of breastfeeding success. To take that away is to inhibit mothers who only want to do right by their child.

The Condition That Kept Me From Breastfeeding | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents

The truth is, all those people I consulted should have been able to take one look at my chest and know that breastfeeding might be difficult, if not impossible, for me.

Got Milk?

Sheila Quirke | Posted 10.02.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

Obsessing about breastfeeding was a luxury I simply did not have. With my first child, I was grieving for my Mom. With my second, I was too terrified, just trying to make it through my days.

Breastfeeding Sometimes Sucks

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.22.2011 | Parents
Toni Nagy

The benefits of breastfeeding are many. But let me also tell you some of the things that can seriously suck about breastfeeding.

What Kind of Baby Doll Do You Think You Are, Anyway?

Melissa Bartick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melissa Bartick

The controversy over the Berjuan nursing doll underscores that Americans still have a long way to go to accept breastfeeding as normal. What makes feeding your baby doll with a toy bottle OK, and breastfeeding your doll not OK?

Is Breastfeeding Better Than Formula Feeding? What You Should Choose

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Is breastfeeding better than formula feeding? Every mother contemplates this question. Many instinctively "feel" that breastfeeding will lead to bette...

The Obesity Problem Starts At Birth: Parents Giving Children Too Much Food

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

I was sitting in a booth at the local Chinese restaurant and doing what I do all the time: baby watching. I am a frustrated grandfather wanna-be. I lo...

A Made Mom

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

I'm afraid that if it's found out, in Park Slope, that I buy my baby's food in jars, the Stroller Mafia will set up a picket line outside our building with candles and vigils and big signs stapled to sticks.