View Poll Results: Do you think the term "artificial milk"is inflammatory?

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    I don't think the ABA mean any offence by it, they are just using an accurate term. However I do agree it seems as though it can be used by individuals in a passive aggressive way at times. I have felt the desperate feeling of your baby screaming and not being able to BF. I was lucky to be able to BF in the end after months of hell but it has left me very cautious about what we as women say to other women. I have no idea what others back stories are or what they have gone through so I am always cautious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplecat View Post
    Why is it inflammatory? It seems like a descriptive term to me.

    Formula somehow sounds like a 'scientific formula', which it isnt, it's diluted cows milk powder with oil, algae and iron added.

    It is artificial milk (?) I don't really see how that is offensive?
    Couldn't agree more.

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    No. But I don't use it myself because I can see why others may be offended.

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    Would you tell a mother that had had an emergency c/section that she had an "artificial birth" even though it is technically true? Could you not even see how that would be offensive?

    Also - I wouldn't yell out to someone who had an artificial leg - "hey, you have an artificial leg - and I have a real one" .

    Quote Originally Posted by purplecat View Post
    Why is it inflammatory? It seems like a descriptive term to me.

    Formula somehow sounds like a 'scientific formula', which it isnt, it's diluted cows milk powder with oil, algae and iron added.

    It is artificial milk (?) I don't really see how that is offensive?

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    I wouldn't tell someone they had an artificial leg, but medical journals and doctors would certainly call it that. It is.

    I just looked up infant formula and artificial milk. I couldn't really see much difference in the definitions between the two TBH. I have seen it used in a very passive aggressive way and I think this is often where the pain lies, and fair enough.

    Isn't artificial insemination called just that? Is that offensive? (I'm asking that genuinely)

    I just discovered artificial vaginas in my new discoveries. There you go.

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    I personally don't. I don't care what people call it or what their opinion on it is. My milk is draining out and my baby needs nutrition to grow so i'll give my baby whatever it is that he needs.

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    I think "artificial feeding" or "artificial milk" isn't entirely accurate and I'd be offended.

    "Artificial breast milk" is more accurate.

    But really what's wrong with formula or formula feeding?

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    I don't like the term. I think it was introduced to 'de-normalise' formula and normalise breastfeeding (which I'm all for btw, but I still don't really like the term 'artificial breast milk'). If it has to be renamed, maybe 'substitute breast milk' would be a little nicer?

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    Or "synthetic milk adaptation"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    I think "artificial feeding" or "artificial milk" isn't entirely accurate and I'd be offended.

    "Artificial breast milk" is more accurate.
    I was just coming in to say this.

    It's very much milk, with additives of course to make it more suitable to a baby than a calf/goat kid, but is still milk.

    It's just not breast milk.

    I personally find the term 'artificial feeding' really inflammatory.

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