As 2011 comes to a close, I thought it might be fun to go back and revisit some posts. The FFF community tends to be rather transient… once people are out of the formula/ breastmillk era, they don’t stick around. Makes sense – there are far more pressing things to worry about in the toddler years, like potty training, tantrums, etc. And of course, there’s (unfortunately) always a new crop of stressed, isolated new moms stumbling upon this page after a failed 3am feeding….
Point being, I think there might be a lot of folks who are searching for posts on a specific issue that we’ve already covered at some point in the past 2.5 years. So, in your honor, newbies – here are some oldies but goodies you might find useful:
Dealing with formula feeding fear, guilt, and hate:
What do formula, IVF, pregnancy after 30, and working moms have in common? – Examples of other maternal “choices” which carry some degree of risk, to show that we make decisions every day which might not be the most ideal, but which work best for our individual situation.
A public health threat, of the male persuasion– In response to an ongoing tirade of comments from a male lactivist, I wrote this post, comparing the “risks” of older men fathering children to formula feeding. It’s written with my tongue firmly lodged in my cheek, but I think it’s actually a good example of relative risk.
Formula is the 4th best choice and other fallacies – Some thoughts on WHO’s hierarchy of infant feeding
The Giant Misunderstanding Behind Breastfeeding Guilt– If you’re sick of people whining about how they can’t talk about breastfeeding without some formula feeder telling them they are making her feel guilty, send them this link.
….But if you DO feel guilty, check this one out: On letting go of guilt
About the FFF
Nursing old wounds: my story – The tale of Fearless Child, or, How I Became The FFF
The Big Reveal – Fearlette’s story
FFF Musings on Breastfeeding
Public displays of affection – nursing in public
Random thoughts, studies, and current events
Quick thoughts on the Similac Recall – Remember Buggate 2010? Ah, memories.
WHO Code, Old Navy, and the Case of the Renegade Onesie –My opinion on WHO Code, in response to the mass freak-out over a cute little onesie.
Stress and breastfeeding failure: related or not?
Feminism and lactivism – why the two -isms have such a crappy relationship
The Bottlefeeder in Room 1 – a personal account of a woman who gave birth at a baby-friendly hospital, which led me to write this:
Surviving the baby friendly hospital: tips for those planning to formula feed
Formula feeding logistics
Nipple Confused? Here’s some “supplementary” info – supplementation and the reality of nipple confusion
The FFF Documentary: Message in a Bottle