Breast feeding was definitely not the norm in my immediate world. I briefly entertaine the idea of breastfeeding my first but I let my dh talk me out of it. I was working and in college at the time, and I didn't know how I could do it. And, upon seeing my brand new baby spew formula have way across the room, I asked the doctor if she would be better on the breast and he said no. At the time I blindly trusted doctors, so I ff my oldest dd and it was the biggest mistake I have ever made with her. She had horrible reflux that was untreated because her doc was an ass, was on soy formula, was FTT and generally miserable her whole first year. I vowed that I would never formula feed any future children, that's when I became a breastfeeding mom/lactivist.
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4/29/07 at 9:57am