Thanks from the OP
Thanks for validation. Now, and least I understand why this still bugs me 10 months later. My son hasn't had a bottle in many months. Fixing it, so I can go back isn't really my issue.
I can't seem to find my thread from last June labled church called breastmilk a hazardous bodily fluid, so here's a bit of the backstory.
This is my third child. The medical industry pushed me into lactivism. For even little things, their answer was supplement. It was a constant fight, for a healthy full term girl. But back in 1998 the weight charts weren't accurate.
I have returned to work 6 weeks after each child was born, and two are formula free. For the first, the medicos convinced the now ex to dump 2.5 ounces of formula into her, as I was still having the episiotimy which the medico continued to cut over my objections stiched up. We took the bag from hell home with us, and he supplemented a little to try and give me a break. No break, really, each time she got sick and threw that crap up.
This was my third child, I was used to fighting for my babies' feeding rights. I considered myself a pretty tough lactivist by that the time. After what they said, I was in tears. I clung to my baby and cried. I went to their main lobby and used the phone in tears so my hubby could calm me down. I told anyone who asked why I was crying, that I had been told my breastmilk was hazardous bodily fluid and the church offered me free safer formula. They looked at me like big deal, and fled.
I wrote a letter, and discussed it with the head of Discovery Island. I asked our blessed commune (this site) to lay off. She seemed scared some one might hurt her. The emails and phone calls were so mean, they scared her.
It still bugs me. I am an engineer. Science is my life. When others do hurtful things and claim it's science, it really ticks me off.
A shame based, your breastmilk is dirty message followed by an offer of free safer formula, from the church I had come to love and trust. I haven't been able to attend another service, and not because I can't figure something else to put in that bleeping bottle.
I think next I'd like to find the WHO guidelines about formula not being given to nursing moms, and go meet with someone at the church. Am I right in thinking that if the do good works around the world, they probably use those guidlines for other things?
Thank you one and all. The volume of your concern has made me feel less like the crazy lady who just can't let it go.