I got angry too...so much so that I was yelling at the TV LMAO....DF totally agreed with me too as he's seen what I've gone through myself with the guilt etc over breast feeding.
I did breastfeed all my 4 kids for varying amounts of time and switched to formula for different reasons for each child, but it didn't make the guilt any less. DD1 fed for 3.5mths until she bit me...somehow I just couldn't get my milk to let down after that cos she bit hard enough to draw blood with her 1st tooth sad....tried every brand of formula with her but she couldn't tolerate any of them so she went onto diluted cows milk and Pentavite...at Dr's advice...and thrived.
DD2 fed for 3 weeks before I switched over as I didn't have enough supply. I didn't bond very well with her after having had a M/C and falling within 6wks....ended up with PND on top of the guilt over no milk supply.She absolutely thrived on formula though and was a much more settled baby so I don't regret making the change.
DS1 fed for nearly 5mths until he totally refused the breast so on to formula he went. Turns out I was 13wks along with DS2 and the taste of my milk had changed.
DS2 fed exclusively for 10 days, EBM and breast for 7 days, breast and formula top ups for another 4mths, then onto formula. DS2 was diagnosed with a heart condition at 9 days and the stress of him being in the Cardiac Close Observation ward for a week really knocked my supply around so we had to give him top ups of formula to try and keep his weight up whilst the Cardiologists got his heart medications stabilised. Once home we still had the weight gain issue so until we got into a routine of what worked for DS2 I fed him and topped him up if needed.
Honestly I think the Dr spouting this garbage has no f*^&$%#$ idea of how bloody hard breastfeeding can be or the depths of the guilt mother's feel about not being able to/not wanting to...for whatever reason.
And as for suggesting formula only be available on prescription from your GP??? What a load of bullshit!! Some GP's are almost impossible to get into in an emergency as it is......what the hell is the mother to do if she has a newborn that she can't feed herself eg no supply, latching problems etc and she can't get into her GP for up to a week????????????? Is she supposed to let her child starve cos she can't get into a Dr for something that should NEVER need a prescription in the first place!! Food is a neccesity of life and should be freely available, not controlled by the bloody government gggrrr
Stupid cow has no bloody idea pppffffttt
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