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Formula is food; breast milk is much more

Formula is food; breast milk is much more

"Formula is not the enemy; the debilitating stress over the decision to use it is." This was Tricia Bishop's closing statement in her commentary of Nov. 12 ("Note to hospitals: Formula is not the enemy". What a sad statement. Why must society lay such judgment and morality on everything we do?

I am a pediatrician. I am also the Vice President of the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition and the Breastfeeding Coordinator for the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. So, yes, I do advocate for breastfeeding. I advocate for women and families to make...