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Has anyone else noticed that those affected by the terrible earthquake aren't screaming for formula donations like the hurricane victims in the Gulf? I wish the people would notice this drastic difference!<br><br>
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i havent been keeping up with the news too much...are you saying the difference is the type of natural disaster, or the difference is the quakes happened in a BF culture?
 

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The difference is the quakes occured in an area where most babies are being nursed- in both disasters, the infrastructure was destroyed and preparing safe formula became next to impossible.
 

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thats what i thought the OP was referring to! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Sorry I wasn't clear <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Most babies and young children are BF in the earthquake region, whereas newborns in a New Orleans hospital with 29 postpartum women were "starving." I just wish people would realize that in times of disaster, BF babies have such an advantage. But, the media didn't even bring it up when the issue was in the US, so it is doubtful that they would mention it regarding another country.<br><br>
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I did, I did! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy"> Janice in Canada linked to my story a while back.<br><br>
For the record, I was flooded with positive response and not a single negative comment.
 

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This article on the earthquake, mentioned breastfeeding several times<br><a href="http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0505770.htm" target="_blank">http://www.catholicnews.com/data/sto...ns/0505770.htm</a><br><br>
In fact, I think the only reason it WAS mentioned, was because there were Western reporters, or it was written for a Western audience? For example the mom whose baby died while she was breastfeeding. I mean, for this culture, wouldn't the mom have been most likely to be holding, wearing, bfing, or co-sleeping with, her child - when the earthquake struck, or at any other moment - than not? I mean, how often would a little one month old baby NOT be held, (by someone, at least) in these rough conditions?<br><br>
Janice<br><br>
BTW, Soxfan - I had posted a link to your story, on Lactnet, the list for lactation professionals. so some of those replies you had, were probably from these people.<br>
The Lactnetters were really happy to see your article! I never did get back to the list, to explain that the reporter (you) was actually a mothering.com mom (and thus an "insider" to the bfing advocacy movement). I think it was just as well, to let them think that the "general" public" or a "regular reporter" - GOT IT. It was a real moral booster to them.<br>
I wish they would come and see all the great advocates here at MDC - I think they just see all the moms who quit, and don't realize that there is a whole army of us working on these issues, here.
 
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