I swore I was avoiding this thread, but alas, I'm back. I haven't tried growing my own squash as my TED has been soo flippin broken up for testing. This time, I'll be on til Nov. 9ish, at which time we scope for Eosiniphilic disorders so I'd need to be off the diet. We'll manage, actually without food stamps for the moment b/c I'm now getting an extra small source of income that will cover the bare difference. ANd I'm hoping to find some pear sales to start canning now to get me through since canned pears are expensive and have sugar that I don't kow the source on (I only do pure cane).
The thought of drinking neocate is an option. I tasted it and its horrible, but its an option. Don't know the legal ramifications. I guess I could talk to the one good nutritionist at our office to see if its legal. I might talk the Dr. into a script for a flavored version if it didn't bother DD tooo much. OUr reality is that this won't work for me for forever. I have hit my end point and am now comfortab;e with weaning at 1, whether that lowers my crunch meter or not. She's a sick baby, I'll do what I have to to help her. Its negatively impacting my ability to parent and be a partner to my DH.
But I will takes the way earlier tips on how to lobby for change. I don't stand a chance against the formula companies, etc. but darn it, if I don't try, I can't say what would happen.
Oh, and as for the thought that wic is supplemental....Yep, and it doesn't supplement a darned thing for me - Anbd I'm okay with that....If they actually offered choices that would be realistic for women in less serious circumstances as far as EDs go. Even for a non strict ED, beans and carrots are about the only safe things (since juice in any large quantity certainly isn't healthy). Its about time this program actually stood up in support of BFIng. I've never even been offered a hand pump - through 2 kids, one of whom I worked out of home with. In fact, other than a bottle of prenatals I couldn't take (Need hypoallergenic of course
), they really haven't offered much in support of breastfeeding - INcluding information - I get told, wow...why not wean?? This is not about a preference. Its not, oh I dont like milk. Its Oh...My kid doesn't grow and has FTT when I drink milk. ANd yes, its time that WIC really stood up for infants and helped them get what they need not whats easiest, or mosdt effectively fills a company or industry's coffers.