Saturday, September 4, 2010

Babble and Breastfeeding

Busy weekend for the PB family, so in lieu of a real post, I ask that you click here and read this article at Ph.D. in Parenting about Babble and Similac.

Breastfeeding is a political issue - and formula companies make billions of dollars while compromising the health of our children.  Yes, thank God formula exists for women who can't breastfeed, or for women whose circumstances make it difficult or impossible.  I agree that breastfeeding isn't possible for everyone, and that it's to everyone's benefit that there exists an alternative for women who must work, women who adopt, women who have to take medication that's incompatible with nursing, etc. etc.

I'm not writing this to judge YOUR individual choices.

However, formula companies have spent years actively engaged in the process of sabotaging healthy mothers who could choose to nurse because they make money when you choose formula over breastfeeding.  It's been well documented and it's been going on for years.  It's especially egregious in poor nations around the world.

Please take a moment to click through to see how formula companies are currently engaged in breastfeeding sabotage, and then use your voice to do something.  I'm sharing this post here and on Facebook, and I wrote a letter to the two Babble e-mail addresses that Ph.D. in Parenting listed, and I told them that they should be ashamed of themselves.  What are you going to do?

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