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Formula Feeding

What the Experts Didn't Tell Me About Formula

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

I tried to shake off the formula-shaming, even as it added layers of worry to my already tired parent-of-newborn mind. It's not like there was anything else I could do about it: I had no breasts, and neither did my husband.

Faith And The Art Of Formula Feeding

Karyn Thurston | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Karyn Thurston

I never had any doubts or questions about how I was going to feed my child. I knew it would hurt, and be hard, but I never doubted it would ultimately work.

30 Ways Breastfeeding and Formula-Feeding Are Exactly the Same

Kim Simon | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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.

How Breastfeeding Gave Me My Power Back

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

It took me three years and several rounds of IVF to get pregnant and I was acutely aware that this would most likely be the only time I would ever be able to experience it. In my mind, I worked hard and paid a lot of money to get knocked up, so I wanted to enjoy all of the bells and whistles.

Why We Created 'I Support You' -- And Where We Stand A Year Later

Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents

Last year, in honor of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, HuffPost Parents worked with Kim Simon, Suzanne Barston and Jamie Gr...

6 Things I Know Now About Breastfeeding

Kim Simon | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

Breastfeeding is one of the most wonderful, heart-wrenching, soul-healing, self-doubting, self-confidence crushing and self-confidence boosting experiences I've ever had.

All Parents Deserve a Seat at the Consumer Protection Table: An Open Letter to Public Citizen

Suzanne Barston | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

Women deserve to know the full range of medically viable options for feeding their children, in an unbiased, accurate, and judgment-free manner, and a consumer protection organization should be at the forefront of that fight.

I Am THAT PARENT

Marina Sbrochi | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Marina Sbrochi

I've breastfed and I've formula fed and I double dog dare you to be correct when you tell me which child is which.

The Fairytale and Reality of New Motherhood

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

Without acknowledging the steep learning curve, and without putting in place good support systems, the message is that early motherhood is just another everyday task and that caring for a new baby is a natural skill that will come easily.

6 Things You Should Never Say To A Formula-Feeding Mom -- And 2 Things To Say Instead

Suzanne Barston | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

We need to open an honest dialogue about the first raw days of new parenthood and how we can help each other through it. That can start by acknowledging the offensive and hurtful things we sometimes say to each other.

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.

The Parenting Firsts I Wasn't Prepared For

Kim Simon | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

The learning curve of parenthood is steep. There are too many things that we're supposed to know, and not enough daylight hours in which to learn them.

'Baby Loves Milk' Cards Support All Mothers -- No Matter How They Feed

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Martine Zoer is the mother of two boys: Tyler, 5, and Tristan, 3. She tried to breastfeed both of her boys, but only Tristan was receptive. "With ...

Potty Training Positivity

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

I used to feel bad about my parenting whenever I heard a mom talk about how easy potty training was for her and how I should try her magical method that somehow magically did not work on my daughter.

Breast May Be Best But It's Not Always a Choice

Abby Miller | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Abby Miller

I'll do what I can, but if I must resort to formula, I know it won't be the end of the world -- there is so much more to mothering. And if other mothers at the playground want to judge me for feeding my baby formula, go ahead -- I won't judge anyone for breastfeeding in public.

5 Ways To Change The Conversation About Breastfeeding And Formula

Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents

By Kim Simon, Suzanne Barston and Jamie Lynne Grumet Shame. Isolation. Guilt. Loneliness. Pride. Perseverance. Hope. Encouragement. La...

Lisa Belkin

Bloggers Start A Movement To Support All Moms, No Matter How They Feed

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

I Owe All The Breastfeeding Moms An Apology

Kim Simon | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

I am a formula mom. I am a breastfeeding mom. I know what it feels like when your breasts "let-down," and I know what it feels like when your heart "lets-down." The beauty of our stories is that we are all feeding with love.

A Poem to End the Mommy Wars

Kim Simon | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

One thing's for sure in the dead of the night, when I'm nursing by the light of my phone. I stare out the window and I imagine you're there, and I know that I'm never alone.

Why I Question Every New Breast-Is-Best Finding These Days

Elizabeth Clements | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents
Elizabeth Clements

Celiac disease is on the rise, quadrupling in the United States over the last 50 years. Breastfeeding, too, is on the rise, tripling here during this same time period. Interestingly, new reports boast that breast milk may prevent celiac disease. So how could this be true?

Breastfeeding Is Worth It

Suzanne Barston | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

Make no mistake: breastfeeding can be easy, and instantly gratifying. I just want breastfeeding researchers and care providers to look beyond their own experience, listen to what women are saying, and react accordingly.

The Condition That Kept Me From Breastfeeding

Babble.com | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

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.

One Thing I Won't Feel Guilty About

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

I believe that women should have the right to choose whether formula or nursing is best for them without the guilt and judgement of other moms.