Breastfeeding is not “free”. It’s time-intensive and laborious. It requires access to paid parental leave; protection for employees who nurse to access both a feeding room and time to pump; and breastfeeding education and free lactation consultants.

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"But, as always, blame [for not being able to breastfeed] is placed squarely on vulnerable parents, rather than the institutions that allow these issues to flourish."

Before formula was invented in the 1950s, babies who weren’t able to breastfeed would often die of illness or starvation.

@amydiehl and formula should not be a luxury in countries that consiser themselves "first-world." Just one among many races to the bottom.

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