Friday, August 3, 2007

Minding your beeswax

I had a really hard time breastfeeding and wanted to be able to do it more than anything. That being said, I am incredibly sensitive about not being able to do it. I burst into tears the first time I saw the government sponsored billboard (I love when my government goes above and beyond to make me feel bad!) that said "You are a bad person because you didn't breastfeed (or something like that).

And now, the state of NY has decided to ban formula from hospital exit bags. I tried and tried to breastfeed at the hospital until one of the nurses was nice enough to tell me that my baby is starving, he needs formula (which is coincidentally why the word "Starving" is banned). Either way, I really, really do not want to have formula legislated. It is hard to breastfeed. It is hard to learn for both people. It is best, I know that, but sometimes, people aren't able to breastfeed.

All this being said, don't we have bigger fish to fry in NY state or in our country in general? I mean, there are crumbling bridges, wars, children being abused and sold, poverty, hunger, you name it. Alas...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you live in NYS? I do and never would have guessed that's where you live.

Working Mom said...

No, I don't live in NYS. It is beautiful though. I live on the west coast. What makes me un-NY? I am fascinated by your comment - I love it!

serket said...

I think when I was a baby I had an allergic reaction to breastmilk. It doesn't surprise me that NY would waste time on laws like this.