Breastfeeding Promotion Tips from a Formula Feeder (Yes, you read that correctly...)

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FearlessFormulaFeeder
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Suzanne Barston
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Fearless Formula Feeder
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Op/Ed
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A tentative contribution to a Carnival of Breastfeeding on the topic of breastfeeding promotion in the Philippines, this post was written because I believe that positive breastfeeding promotion is not only possible, but necessary and beneficial for all women. It frustrates me that most of what I see is the reverse – negative breastfeeding promotion – and I feel that this approach is turning women against other women; society against mothers; and setting women up for failure. I offer tips for a country in its lactivist infancy, in the hopes that their breastfeeding advocates can avoid the pitfalls so common in Western societies.