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

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    I think substitute breast milk would be better

    I've also seen it described as 'synthetic milk'.

    A lot of the medic/scientific journals will call it artificial milk and I really don't think they are trying to be inflammatory - the word 'formula' is pretty broad and could be used to describe a lot of things in their industries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    If formula feeding mothers are offended by the accurate term artificial milk then they probably haven't come to terms with not breastfeeding their babies.
    I BFed with zero issues for 12 months and i find it offensive. Sorry, what is it I haven't come to terms with?

    I just love your pseudo pop psychology.

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    I orginally voted no, but maybe its a yes. I don't find it offensive but I do think it is designed to be confronting/de normalise FF which has been an effective champaign I guess.

    I woudn't use the term to another parent, but I actually think it is a very clever term to use in the medical/professional area.

    Reality is FF is NOT natural; it is a subsitute for BM and the professional stance that breast is best is a good champaign. If you chose or are unable to BF or FF is recommended for whatever reason then the professionals can and will support you - but they cannot ethically or medically say the two forms of feeding are equivilant.

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    Artificial feeding is what jasper does with his artificial baby.

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    It's unnecessary. What is wrong with just saying formula?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Temet Nosce~ View Post
    It's unnecessary. What is wrong with just saying formula?
    Depends on the context. This morning I put a formulated cream on dd's face, then had formulated vitamins, all are "formula" so the term can be broad when used in journals.

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    I bawled my eyes out everytime I took a scoop from the can when I ended my 9month BFing journey with my twins -- back then, I probably would have felt lke you stabbed me in the heart using that term...now (that I am balanced emotionally) ..I don't fnd i offensive.

    I wouldn't dream of saying it to a mother nursing a baby, but I have no issue with organisations using the term, or even somone using it to distinguish and make a point in a debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I BFed with zero issues for 12 months and i find it offensive. Sorry, what is it I haven't come to terms with?

    I just love your pseudo pop psychology.

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    All I meant is that some ladies are extra sensitive and let things bother them more than others. Whereas other ladies might have thicker skins, perhaps more self confidence... And
    other priorities so they can't be bothered fighting against inconsequential causes every 5 minutes.

    BTW Using fancy words to insult, I'm impressed.

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    DS hasn't had any formula so far and I intend to breastfeed him for as long as he wants. However I do find the term 'artificial milk' offensive and always have.

    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I BFed with zero issues for 12 months and i find it offensive. Sorry, what is it I haven't come to terms with?

    I just love your pseudo pop psychology.

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    May not seem inconsequential for some.

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    All I meant is that some ladies are extra sensitive and let things bother them more than others. Whereas other ladies might have thicker skins, perhaps more self confidence... And
    other priorities so they can't be bothered fighting against inconsequential causes every 5 minutes.

    BTW Using fancy words to insult, I'm impressed.


 

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