I have been. I know these answers aren't seen, and can't be proved, because they usually get removed from yahoo. I was told by a respected tc on here that I was lying about supply issues as only a small percentage of women have this problem and I couldn't possibly be one of them. The same person told me that if I had fed on demand I'd have had enough milk to feed 6 or 7 babies (I fed almost constantly for 3 months, but that's not the point). Someone else said that the only reason I failed was that I didn't try enough and I deserved to feel guilty (as you know, I had PND and felt miserable). Another *respected* user on here called me a f***ing b*tch for defending the use of formula.
However... all of that aside, I do think that the remarks about the pictures were harsher. I wouldn't say those, like myself, who didn't believe that they were disgusting, offensive, sexual etc, but simply that they were causing more upset than they were helping - I honestly don't think that was harsh and I truly mean it when I say that I hope I haven't offended anyone over this. But there were some who were worse than any anti-formula troll on here.
But it's not tit for tat. It shouldn't be, 'they hurt us so we'll hurt them back'. And it certainly shouldn't be a case of *us* and *them*.It is possible to be on both sides of the arguement and not offend anyone... at least I think it is....? Because some of the formula users attacked you, doesn't mean that we all deserve a counter-attack, and the same works vice versa.
I didn't take the pictures as an offensive attack. As a PND sufferer and failed breastfeeder, I could say that they would have upset me not long ago - but I'm not saying that they SHOULD have upset me, only that I lost all sense of logic and would have taken it the wrong way. After all, the pictures aren't there because the baby is hungry, or because they simply like the pictures - they are there to make a point, as I saw with the original question asking other nursing mothers to make a stand using pictures. Is the point working? I honestly don't believe it is.
I don't mean to cause offense, I don't want to start a war. I'm trying, really trying to see both sides here.
Another note... how can someone say, 'well if they shouldn't be upset, then why are they? That's their own personal hang-ups'... then why are the same people getting upset when someone says that breastfeeding is sexual or disgusting?
It's human nature to get upset over a negative comment aimed at you, whether it's right or not.