Here is the problem: mothers who have used formulas simply because it is much
easier (especially for working moms) have heard all the hype about how important
it is to breast feed and experience extreme guilt. The point is that to use an
alternative to breast feeding is a health hazard for your baby. Nonetheless, in
a large percent of the cases under discussion in this article, it is not
possible for a mother to breast feed. Therefore, there is a necessity to
advertise and promote baby formulas.
Unfortunately, many women who do not, out
of some kind of misunderstanding, breast feed and then later these women are
overcome by an extreme sense of guilt. The high quality of many formulas is, of
course, perpetuated by the media. I believe that there are more and more
solutions that can be made to eliminate this concern. It has been said that
mothers are under the impression that breastfeeding is the very best way to go,
but on the other hand, but it does not really matter that much. This can be
corrected. And there are a few simple steps that can increase the number of
babies fed with natural breast milk throughout the world.
As far as American media is concerned, the only thing we have to change is to
include a very important warning on every baby formula that is promoted. And I
am not talking about the rushed list of possible risks they list like
auctioneers at the end of most television commercials that promote medications
etc. I am talking about serious warnings, written, announced and clear as
crystal. Because although there are many people who do not have much of a
choice, there are people who believe it is a choice, and others who believe that
there is no option, that breast feeding is the only way.
There are also alternative ways of obtaining breast milk even, when you adopt
an infant immediately from the birth mother. These alternatives, I believe,
should also be marketed and promoted. The concept that the only way for such
adoptive parents to feed their new baby is through the use of formulas is not
For example: When you adopt you can ask the birth mother to pump her breasts
for bottle feeding during the first six months. Another option is for the
collection and preservation of natural breast milk that can be purchased and /
or obtained by adoptive parents. However, there are other kinds of special
cases. Sometimes, the mother has a disease that prevents her from breast
feeding, or perhaps the baby has a severe allergy or something else that will
harm the child if his or her birth mother cannot feed the infant.
In medical experience throughout history, sometimes a mother must be put on
“bed rest” by order of her doctor in order to increase the chances of her being
able to carry the baby to full term and have a successful birth. This is great
when she can figure some possible way to keep paying for pre-natal visits,
pre-natal medications, and can survive without any income. The percentage of
women in who become pregnant in these kinds of circumstances is very low. Often,
the mother will simply miscarry. Her baby will die. This can happen again and
again until the mother can relax and unwind during pregnancy. In many cases,
this means that many women will never, ever have a child.
The first clue is missing your period. Have a pelvic exam after you take your
pregnancy test (no matter what the results) if your period still does not come.
Nausea in the morning is often the very first outward sign of pregnancy.
Cramping that feels similar to menstrual cramps can also be indicative of a
growing fetus. The problem with fatigue, which many women experience during
pregnancy is that it can be strictly hormonal . . . but it can also possibly be
something more. Your body speaks to you with physical symptoms. And whether you
need to be put on bed rest or if your activity will not harm the child,
increased fatigue can certainly effect job performance. So another thing to
worry about is getting fired for not working up to your potential, and as a
result, not being able to pay bills before the baby comes.
Marketing is the concern: it is a “necessary evil,” so to speak. For many
women, unfortunately, formula seems like the best way to go . . . and the way by
which formula is marketed gives a woman no reason to doubt her choice.
Nonetheless, we know this not to be true. But because many women can not miss
work, because a regular household functions on two incomes and in addition,
babies are very expensive. Sometimes, child care is impossible to afford.
Therefore, a mother will leave the baby and a couple of bottles of powdered
formula with a friend or family member who will not charge them for child care
so that she can return immediately to work.
For a single mom, two jobs are often the very best solution financially, and
rob them of the experience of early motherhood virtually all together. I do not
know if this makes you sad . . . but it makes me sad. Children feel abandoned
and mothers feel robbed of one of the most important experiences she would ever
have had. Breastfeeding is an important health issue here, obviously. But mental
health (for both mother and child) will almost always be damaged severely
because of money problems.
For example: If there is any serious illness in the family – often despite
the medical insurance they have – will throw a functioning middle class, and
even upper-middle class homes into a high candidacy for bankruptcy. Likely,
their lives will have to be completely rebuilt around debts and financial
concerns that can shatter their ambitions, making them different forever because
of expensive medical care.
Even if the family member’s illness comes around and they are healed, no
longer needing individual care, the family will almost always suffer for years,
decades, or even for the rest of their lives. Despite this digression in topic,
I believe that this (which is definitely related to breastfeeding) is an
important side note to take into account. Forgive me.
As I mentioned, there are not always problems that can be solved with the use
of breast milk. There are some situations in which a person has no choice – for
whatever reason but to use baby formula. And, as it is argued by many experts
that these people need to know about the very best kinds of formulas there are
available on the market today. Nonetheless, it is simple to stress the
importance of breast feeding. Breast feeding is the absolutely safest way to go,
this is very important. Any expecting mother, the adopting parent of an infant,
or an orphanage with children under the age of six months needs to understand
the breastfeeding, what the risks, as well as what the benefits are.