Whenever I have an idea about what is needed out there on the “world” wide web…surprise I find it.
That is what happened a few months ago when I was reading about new moms and breastfeeding in New York City where Mayor Bloomberg initiated a program “Latch on NYC”.
Since when does a city mayor have so much to say about how a mom feeds her baby and orders formula kept under lock and key on the maternity floor? I was perplexed by yet another Bloomberg health proclamation.
I believe that moms can choose how to feed their infants
I believe and know that breast milk is best.
I believe that some women cannot breast feed successfully.
I believe that no mom should feel guilty or be made to feel guilty because she chooses not to breast feed.
I believe that hospital staff should be educated and non-judgmental when it comes to a mother’s choice about feeding her baby.
I believe that hospital staff should not bottle feed a baby that is breast feeding without a medical reason to do so and and consulting with the mother.
I believe that when moms are having difficulty breastfeeding their infant they should have a place to go that will encourage them, yet not make them feel guilty and remorseful if they cannot continue to breast feed.
I believe that the Fearless Formula Feeder is a place that women can visit and be supported no matter…whether breast or bottle feeding.
Thank you, Fearless Formula Feeder!
WHAT IS THE FEARLESS FORMULA FEEDER?
FFF is a blog – and community – dedicated to infant feeding choice, and committed to providing non-judgmental support for all new parents. It exists to protect women from misleading or misrepresented “facts”; essentialist ideals about what mothers should think, feel, or do; government and health authorities who form policy statements based on ambivalent research; and the insidious beast known as Internetus Trolliamus, Mommy Blog Varietal.