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Response to jeff47 (Reply #105)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 11:15 PM

120. No. It gets hard, they see the freebie tempting them, they use it.... AND THEN....

the trouble starts! Every time a bottle of formula is given, the breasts "stand idle" so to speak. A full, tight breast (sorry- that's the necessary description_) means that at the *cellular level* the message is "No baby here- start shutting it down!" FORMULA USAGE DECREASES MILK PRODUCTION, one feeding at a time. Use a bunch of free formula in the first few weeks, take the chance that your baby will not want the breast because it flows differently (feels way different, requires patience for a letdown to start) and your milk supply can also take a hit. THAT'S WHY THE INDUSTRY WANTS TO GIVE IT TO YOU FOR FREE- JUST TO GET YOU STARTED, YOU UNDERSTAND. That's what makes them temporarily so magnanimous with their stockholder's money. Just like the pusher-man-- the first hits are FREE! After that, you pay. And your baby pays.

Women are no more educated about this than many here on DU-- I don't blame women. I NEVER say they are bad for not breastfeeding. I blame the medical establishment. And science educators who never seem to think the fact that we are MAMMALS would man we might benefit from learning how the mammary gland works!!!

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