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Updated: 2007-01-12T21:54:31Z

 



After reading Tanya's blog I had this vision of women lined up hooked up to industrial pumping machines, like a...

2008-08-26T20:57:35Z

After reading Tanya's blog I had this vision of women lined up hooked up to industrial pumping machines, like a...

After reading Tanya's blog I had this vision of women lined up hooked up to industrial pumping machines, like a factory dairy barn! I know it sounds awful but people do a lot of things I would never do for money. People have been paid for giving blood, and other body parts, women's eggs, sperm, I mean who's to say they (formula companies) wouldn't be able to persuade women to sell them their breast milk? Seems a bit far fetched I know. I can't believe some people really believe there is formula out there with actual breast milk in it!




Yep - that'd definitely be on my wish list!

2008-08-26T00:13:23Z

Yep - that'd definitely be on my wish list!

Yep - that'd definitely be on my wish list!




I totally agree, Tanya! It amazes me that the formula companies here in the US are allowed to market their...

2008-08-26T20:43:42Z

I totally agree, Tanya! It amazes me that the formula companies here in the US are allowed to market their...

I totally agree, Tanya! It amazes me that the formula companies here in the US are allowed to market their products the way that they do. It's disheartening to think that so many mothers think they are choosing a feeding method that is the same as breastfeeding! We (breastfeeding advocates) will never have the financial means nor political clout to sway policy as much as the formula companies. I fantasize about how much good could come of using even a fraction of formula marketing budgets for breastfeeding promotion!
I also agree that there needs to be better regulation of formula production for the families that need it. I'll add a wish to your wish list: that the US would truly value 'family values' and guarantee more paid parental leave - another way to promote & protect breastfeeding!




I don't know why I feel the need to say this again, but I do: I really do hope that...

2008-08-26T20:57:26Z

I don't know why I feel the need to say this again, but I do: I really do hope that...

I don't know why I feel the need to say this again, but I do: I really do hope that formula gets better and better. I have friends who, despite real committment and good support, just couldn't make breastfeeding (or working and breastfeeding) work, and I want their babies to have the best food available. I also wish that formula and formula marketing were better regulated so that my friends could be confident about their choices, and that fewer women were dissuaded from breastfeeding. I also wish that there were more safe ways for women to donate milk to mothers who can't breastfeed. That's my wish list, I guess.




I totally agree. I think it's a little like the debate whether we should invest more money in building prisons...

2008-08-26T00:13:57Z

I totally agree. I think it's a little like the debate whether we should invest more money in building prisons...

I totally agree. I think it's a little like the debate whether we should invest more money in building prisons or in education and children's programs (to keep kids out of trouble and make them employable). It would be so much better to invest time and money on the front end with breastfeeding education and support rather than spending money to beef up formula.




Oh, I do not disagree. I know women can donate breastmilk to breastmilk banks and such to help babies in...

2008-08-26T20:50:24Z

Oh, I do not disagree. I know women can donate breastmilk to breastmilk banks and such to help babies in...

Oh, I do not disagree. I know women can donate breastmilk to breastmilk banks and such to help babies in need, but I am not so sure anyone willing to donate their breastmilk would do it so that it could be made into formula! I can say this doesn't surprise me, but I agree with you and wish that more effort would be put into promoting breastfeeding altogether!!