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post #161 of 173
Uh, isn't formula a bodily fluid?

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post #162 of 173
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Originally Posted by julie128
Uh, isn't formula a bodily fluid?

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No. Why would you say formula is a bodily fluid? Formula is a chemical substance and is not alive.
post #163 of 173
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
No. Why would you say formula is a bodily fluid? Formula is a chemical substance and is not alive.
I think what the poster meant is that it is made from a bodily fluid...not a human one though! (Cow's milk.)
post #164 of 173
I guess I see that, but I think it's splitting hairs. Lots of things have their origins in other animals "body fluids". By that definition, my kids beeswax crayons are a body fluid.
post #165 of 173
much formula is soy I thought
post #166 of 173
I'm not trying to run the thread in a completely different direction; the comment just struck me weird. There's enough against formula and in breastmilk's favor without making assertions that can be so easily disputed.
post #167 of 173
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Originally Posted by mrspeeper
One comment: JESUS WAS BREASTFED.
Yeah, and for AT LEAST 2 years per Jewish law, more likely 3 or 4.
post #168 of 173
Did you remind them that they believe that GOD makes breasts?
post #169 of 173
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Originally Posted by sarahwebb
Oh, boy. I couldn't resist writing the church and did a web search to check my facts.

I found the following CDC link which includes breastmilk on a list of body fluids that transmit contain high concentrations of HIV

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/faq/faq37.htm

I am seriously concerned about this and how it might affect day care centers and other facilities' handling of expressed breast milk.

I'm writing the CDC and starting a new thread.


Since I posted this, I found the following link regarding ebm in daycare settings. It references the CDC and states the the risk of transmission by feeding a baby the wrong bottle is very low.
http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/...d.fr.home.html
Here's some info I found on kellymom about breastfeeding and HIV transmission. According to it, exclusive bfing helps to prevent the spread and transmission of HIV.

http://www.pharmacytimes.com/article.cfm?ID=2428

The study write up from PubMed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...396&query_hl=5

It was done published in April of 2005 so it's pretty current.

-jeanine and connor 2 yo
post #170 of 173
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I've been reading this thread with interest. I'm finding a common theme among the Catholic Mamas and I love it. I wish more Christian churches were more open to breastfeeding
another catholic that BF in mass. I actually came to AP and ExtendedBF hrough Sheila Kippley's book BF and Natural Child Spacing. I can't wait to read her new book, Breastfeeding and Catholic Motherhood
post #171 of 173
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Originally Posted by Roma
another catholic that BF in mass. I actually came to AP and ExtendedBF hrough Sheila Kippley's book BF and Natural Child Spacing.
So did I!
post #172 of 173
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
That is disgusting.

Body fluid?

NURSING CLOSET?!?!

Honey, find a church that actually teaches the same compassion, love, and nurturing that Jesus did.
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It never ceases to amaze me how un-Christ-like some Christians act

I'm sorry you had to go through that.
post #173 of 173
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Originally Posted by bleurae
much formula is soy I thought
There is no soy in regular milk based formulas and hydrolyzed formulas, only soy formulas. I think the current starts are about not quite 1/4 of all babies use soy.

Anyways, I'm SOOOOO sorry this happened to you. I can't imagine. I feel blessed now to have so many nursings moms at our church. We nurse in the church nursery and there's usually at least one of us in there. I think we have 3 nursing moms right now w/ 2 due in the next few months. I would find a new church personally, but that could just be me.

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another catholic that BF in mass.
Count me in if a Cahtolic funeral counts! :LOL
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