Formula is not a failure. Many children have been fed formula and they are happy, healthy, intelligent children. That is not failure.
post #21 of 31
4/13/10 at 4:33pm
Ok, so I'm off topic from the original post, but I must ask (and I ask this with all the respect in the world!!! It's something that's been bothering me for a while)
Where is the outrage? Where are the lobbyists and petitions and marches?
Here, (Canada) we get ONE YEAR of mat leave, covered by EI. I CANNOT imagine only 6 weeks. CAN-NOT!
But I've never heard of any movement to change the parent leave in the US. Is there one? It's just not very well covered by media? What's going on?
Please tell me I'm just ignorant to it?
I guess this is a bit on topic, because I think the "core" of the problem is there...breastfeeding is alot of work, at first. Breastfeeding while working is a completely different ballgame, and I can completely understand how a mother would resort to formula if she has to go to work for 8 hours a day.