First I want to say that I've never been flamed for being a bottlefeeding mom here. In fact, I've gotten a LOT of support and sympathy as I struggled with many issues. First I chose not to bf for many reasons, but did want to pump long term. Then I had health issues that led to me quitting the pumping earlier than I wanted. Finally my baby developed some health problems that led to her being put on hypoallergenic formula and being fed through an NG tube part time. She can't even tolerate my frozen stash of breastmilk.
Through it all I've posted in the Overcoming Difficulties bfing forum and been very moved by the amt. of support I've recieved. The latest was when my dd had a feeding strike and I got some suggestions for how to get her back to the bottle in the same manner that one might try to get a baby back to the breast. I've also been moved by the support that other moms get when posting to that forum about failed attempts to bf their babies. It's always very positive, one of the reasons I LOVE MDC!
I'm not a moderator, and I can't say that there should or should not be a bottlefeeding forum. However if there is one I'd be very happy, and would love to participate in it.
On a parallel subject, in the birthing/pregnancy boards there is a c-section forum. I think a bottlefeeding forum might fall under the same category. Perhaps women did not choose a c-section (don't know many who would!) and it's a place for them to mourn the loss of their ideal birth experience, as well as seek support and knowledge in the healing process, and plan what they might do differently next time if anything.
I have gotten over my failed attempt to bf my first baby, and my failed attempt to pump milk for baby#2 with all of her and my health problems. It's been a long, painful process of soul-searching to forgive myself and realize I am still a good mom and am doing the best I can with the circumstances I was given.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents!
P. S. If they do decide to have a forum for bottlefeeding moms, perhaps they can call it something like "Bottlefeeding With Love". I think there's a huge difference between AP bottlefeeders, and some other bottlefeeders I've seen who bottle prop and give their kids coke in bottles and all that.