Thursday, March 08, 2007

More new posts

On baby bottles, on discussing breastfeeding and formula feeding, on crazy gender bender chemicals and on medical errors.


Alex Elliot said...

Hi Hilary,
Thank you so much for your comment. You're absolutely right, IMO, that breastfeeding needs all the help that it can get. Certainly the mommy wars aren't helping. I don't think formula in diaper bags makes or breaks breastfeeding although I know that others will disagree with that. Like I said in my post, I think that there needs to be better resources, more insurance info on coverage of lactation consultants etc. More importantly I think we need a culture that supports breastfeeding like allowing breastfeeding in public and encouraging employers to offer sanitary breastfeeding places not to mention breaks. How about better maternity leaves? I also think that there needs to be more resources for women who can't breastfeed because believe me in the short time I've had my blog, you wouldn't believe all the emails I've had about it. And yes, when states are taking the time to have the government regulate what goes in a free diaper bag instead of focusing on whether or not employers are giving adequate breaks for breastfeeding moms, then I do think that is ridiculous. I don't think that free formula is the problem (again it's just about $5 worth. My dad's a doctor and he says his hospital throws it out all the time) it's just a symptom. Thanks again for commenting on my blog. You made some great points.

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