So I made the mistake of reading an article about formula fed preemies that was posted in a preemie group on Facebook. I have to say I was a little upset after reading it. The article talks about formula causing NEC in preemies and how breast milk is better, which I totally agree breast is best, but article made me feel like crap for not being able to breast feed. I thought I was done with feeling inadequate because my milk never really "came in" and I completely stopped producing even with medicine to help shortly after DD came home. This article sent me on a little guilt spiral. There was one sentence at the end saying something about it being difficult to breast feed preemies and there being a short supply of donor milk to help, but over all the article felt like an attack on mothers who can't or won't bf their preemie. I was really just disgusted by it, and the use of NEC in a way that felt like a scare tactic. Maybe I'm just being sensitive because I intended to bf until DD had teeth and then pump until she was a yr and was not able to, but DD was part of a nec study when she was in the hospital because of her size, they told us then they don't really know what causes it. Maybe new info has come out in the 4 months she's been home, but the article still struck me as extremely insensitive. Sorry for rambling, I just had to say this somewhere that it would be understood.