So, I got a complaint from Angry Nursing Activist Lady…

…about all the formula coupons I’ve been posting. The fear is that, according to her,”more mothers will choose to use formula and not breast milk.” Then, there was some stuff about my being a bad mom and not wanting kids to have the best start and blah blah blah. First: I feel like a bad mom every single day, so that kinda takes the sting out of that one. Second: I nursed Z&M for a FREAKING YEAR. My very best memory of life is sitting on our houseboat deck at Lake Powell and feeding my Zachie in the sunshine. But girlfriends, please, let’s not judge each other. I had to supplement with formula for my twins, and I’m certain I’m not the only one. And some moms can’t breastfeed, for whatever reason. My sweet sister cried her way through an entire box of tissues when she realized she wouldn’t be able to offer that gift to her daughter.

In short, LIGHTEN UP, girls! Geez! We’re in this together!

PS: I’m really sorry to the 18 year old boy who just stumbled across this blog
and got waaaaay more than he bargained for.

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9 responses to “So, I got a complaint from Angry Nursing Activist Lady…”

  1. Angie says:

    Oh GEEEZZZ people!! I am a mother to 5 beautiful children, at least I think they are beautiful!! "/ I was able to nurse some and some I was not. Some took a bottle and some would not. Each child and mother is different. Why do some people feel the need for everyone to be exactly the same. I say whatever works for you is what you should do, and no one should tell you what is best for you or what you should do!! Why does it matter to her what the rest of the world does, she should only be worried about her and her babies!! Get over yourself lady!!

    Erin, just ignore this person and keep posting the coupons. There are plenty of moms who can't nurse for whatever reason, but they can use the savings. Thanks for all the savings you send my way!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    you are so right this lady just needs to take a deep breath and shut up….. i was very lucky and was able to breast feed all four of my kids. my sis on the other hand could not due to medical reasons. it is not right to judge, and in my opinion if the choice is formula or starving to death well the choice should be obvious. shouldn't it? Erin you keep doing what you are doing you are just helping out those who need to take care of thier babies in the best way possible for them. so koodos to you and keep it up. susan whittaker

  3. Carrie says:

    I support you Erin. This is just one more example of someone trying to stick their nose into what is a PRIVATE and PERSONAL decision. To nursing lady….you parent your kids and let me parent mine. I'll respect your ability to make decisions for them…have the courtesy to let me make mine. I am sure there are aspects of your life that I would definately not agree with! I'll keep my nose out of your business, keep yours out of ours. If you don't like the formula coupons then for pete's sake, DON'T USE THEM!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I am a SAHM that has breast fed all my kids to right around 1 year of age – and am currently doing so 24/7. However, if I need a babysitter (so I can recharge my "adult brain"), and don't have time to pump, I have them use formula. So, I need the coupons too! Thanks for posting them. 🙂 ~maidmarian4~

  5. Anonymous says:

    Personally I think it's creepy to breast feed past a year, but you don't hear me criticizing you. I would have preferred to breast feed, but did not have that luxury for several reasons. I actually pumped after every feeding for the first 6 months so that I could give my daughter at least some breast milk mixed in. Butt out of other people's lives – you have no idea what they are dealing with right now.

  6. BossyMommy says:

    Hmmm. Not much to say here. Some people are ignorant. I nursed all four of mine. It was horribly, horribly, horribly painful–more so than childbirth. It's not for the squeamish or weak, that's for sure, and some people just plain can NOT do it. I've known women who were simply heart sick over not being able to nurse, and I've known women who could but chose not to. Guess what! Their babies grew up healthy and happy and loved just the same! I never, ever had that deep bonding experience so many women speak of. I nursed my babies because I felt it was best for them and because I love them and because I could. BUT…I can't say I enjoyed it. When their year was up, it was up! I wanted my boobs back. I was D-O-N-E. It's personal and it's absolutely nobody's business. You, Miss Erin, are doing a huge service to women who do not/can not breastfeed or who need to supplement. Formula is off-the-charts expensive and times are tough.

  7. Stefani says:

    Thank you for this post. I am one who prefers to breastfeed but I totally agree that it's up to the mother, and the situation between baby and mother. After my twins I had to supplement, mostly because I couldn't keep up and the doctor wouldn't let them go home until they gained weight. I had a neighbor who I call the "nursing natzi" call me the day I came home, not to ask how I was or how the babies were, she only asked "how's the nursing going, if you want I can come over and give you some pointers." Of all the nerve. It is completely a personal decision, and I am so glad to see all the moms on here who think the same thing 🙂 Bravo to you!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I am in support of you! fortunately I was able to breastfeed all 3 of my children, but it was also necessary for me to supplement with formula especially my youngest because he was too skinny. I was always greatful for any coupons or discounts. (as I am sure those out there using what you are provide are greatful to you). I think you are doing a great job! Thank-you for all of the discount information that you provide

  9. Meghan says:

    Agreed, don't worry about her. Somebody has obviously shoved something where the sun don't shine, which has not yet been removed. I think breastfeeding is best, but far be it from me to tell someone how they have to feed their child. Not only does stuff just happen sometimes, but it's a personal decision from the get go. I breastfed my first two girls and was looking forward to doing the same for our newest baby… unfortunately, the last baby I will ever be able to have. I figured I would be an old pro at it, and I'd be "the good mommy" and stick it out for as long as I could, and it would be wonderful. Well, I guess the man upstairs had different plans for me (as is very typical) and it turned out to be one of the worst experiences ever. Very long, very painful story which you nor anyone else probably wants to hear so we'll just leave it at long and painful. Your formula coupons are not only welcome, but MUCH appreciated, as I have a little chunky angel who depends upon it to survive!

    Keep on keeping on Erin. Like one of the quotes on my blog reads, "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

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