On Friday, I took the baby to visit my older DD's nursery school. There were a couple other women that I knew visiting with their kids. While we were there, I started nursing my baby. While we were nursing, I was watching one of the other women fix a bottle for her 1-2 months old baby. She had warm water in a thermos which she poured into a bottle, then she went and added some cold water from the sink in the room, then she checked the water measurement and had to pour some out, then she added powder and shook up the bottle. Her baby was making this mewling cry while she was doing all this. I thought, wow, it is so hard to formula feed. She noticed me watching her and told me that she is jealous of me because I can breastfeed. She had had a breast reduction when she was 17, and she can nurse and pump all day, but only about a half an ounce will come out the whole day. At least she doesn't have to pay for the formula. She gets samples from a pediatrician friend of hers. The worst part was that she did not pick up her baby to feed him. She propped up the bottle with blankets in his stroller and left him like that. We were there over an hour, and he was in the stroller the whole time.
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3/7/04 at 9:40pm