A maternity group says infant formula should be restricted “more like prescription drugs”. Herald readers share their views.
Desiree Soo- Choon
Well that maternity group needs to shut up. FED IS BEST. Not all mothers can produce breast milk and some babies are born allergic to breast milk. Stop shaming mothers who do what’s best for themselves and their baby aka making sure they’re fed one way or another.
Karen- Leigh Green
I really loathe the arrogance of the breastfeeding mafia. I had my children 30 years ago and try as I might, I couldn’t breastfeed. I see nothing has changed with the garbage that is spouted about formula here in Australia or NZ. I was even told breast is best by a mother smoking while she breastfed. Let new mothers make their own choice. If formula was so bad, why do most babies thrive on it and grow up healthy.
This makes me so unbelievably cross. Absolutely not. A fed baby is a fed baby . . . doesn’t matter how it’s fed.
Like new mothers haven’t got enough to deal with already, now they should go through a completely stupid process to keep their child alive. This maternity group obviously have no idea on what mother’s go through with newborn children. Just idiot. PressReader. com + 1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY