Friday, August 3, 2007

Let's hear it for Alex!

Congratulations to our own Alex Elliot on her extremely successful appearance on the Morning Show with Mike and Juliet show today!

Alex was contacted to be a guest on the show because of a post she wrote on NYC hospitals (as well as what Massachusetts hospitals tried to do in the past) who were banning free samples of formula from the care packages that new moms took home after delivering their babies. If you have not done so, please go check it out.

Alex, who is pro-breastfeeding but could not breastfeed her children without heavily supplementing due to medical reasons, did a great job of getting to the heart of the matter in her post, stating that mothers are smart enough to make their own decisions as to use the free formula or not.

Congratulations, Alex! I hope I can speak for everyone when I say we're really proud of you!


cape buffalo said...

Alex, you were awesome!!!! Go grrrrrl!

Mrs Big Dubya said...

I'm sorry I missed it -- Good for you

I was pretty shocked by the articles I read -- they fail on so many levels.

Breast is best -- but it's not for everyone for a variety of reasons. Nutrition is key, the health (physical & emotional) of the mother is a huge factor.... and some babies simply don't thrive on breast milk alone. I know there are many that don't belive that, but.... it's the truth.

My hospital gave me formula samples, and I really appreciated having them -- I ended up not using them, so I donated them to Katrina relief -- Hopefully some baby was well fed because of it.

Miguelina. said...

That was impressive.

Alex Elliot said...

Mrs. Chicky, thank you for your kind words and even more for taking the time to offer them when you yourself are dealing with so much personally. It was really great to meet you at BlogHer, and it has been really great feeling the support of so many neighbors whom I only recently got to know. Thank you all for the expressions of support in comments and emails.

Whirlwind said...

Awesome job Alex!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Yes, that is truly awesome, Alex!