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    Quote Originally Posted by kalgirl View Post
    Purely speculative, but pro bf organisations certainly have enough $$$ in their promotional budget to leave glossy brochures and fridge magnets at my delivery hospital. Why wouldn't they consider branching out and target groups like bubhub in an Internet campaign? Seems to be smart marketing to bring your message to wherever your target audience is. And we're all here...
    Serious question but what pro breastfeeding organisations? Do you mean the aba? i doubt they have as much money as a formula company

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    Default Re: New Celebrate Bottlefeeding section

    Wow. Speculate away. As a volunteer who has seen the unpaid women hours put into supporting mums who want to breastfeed as well as bottlefeeding mums or weaning mums or whatever. As well as the time spent applying for grants. As well as seeing the money myself and many other mums have contributed in membership fees donations and the like i can tell you that the facts are a bit different.

    I support all mums regardless of feeding methods but i am pretty shocked at a celebrating formula thread. It doesn't sit well with me as it seems a bit too much like promoting formula feeding. Which is not good. but i do understand the idea of and need for a place for formula feeding mums to chat and get good advice.
    Hasn't the hub always jade a section like that?

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    Default New Celebrate Bottlefeeding section

    I doubt it too. But the issue here is why bubhub has changed the language of a topic section from positive to...decidedly neutral. My fridge magnet is from the ABA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meme View Post
    Wow. Speculate away. As a volunteer who has seen the unpaid women hours put into supporting mums who want to breastfeed as well as bottlefeeding mums or weaning mums or whatever. As well as the time spent applying for grants. As well as seeing the money myself and many other mums have contributed in membership fees donations and the like i can tell you that the facts are a bit different.

    I support all mums regardless of feeding methods but i am pretty shocked at a celebrating formula thread. It doesn't sit well with me as it seems a bit too much like promoting formula feeding. Which is not good. but i do understand the idea of and need for a place for formula feeding mums to chat and get good advice.
    Hasn't the hub always jade a section like that?

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    There is a formula/ bottle feeding advice section, but not somewhere bottle feeders can discuss what they liked about bottle feeding, without being made to feel like they "failed".

    Generally speaking, those who bottlefeed are not out to lure breastfeeders "over to the dark side", many tried but weren't successful themselve.

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    Default Re: New Celebrate Bottlefeeding section

    Quote Originally Posted by meme View Post
    I support all mums regardless of feeding methods but i am pretty shocked at a celebrating formula thread.
    It was celebrating bottle feeding. Not specifically formula feeding.


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    Default New Celebrate Bottlefeeding section

    Quote Originally Posted by meme View Post
    Wow. Speculate away. As a volunteer who has seen the unpaid women hours put into supporting mums who want to breastfeed as well as bottlefeeding mums or weaning mums or whatever. As well as the time spent applying for grants. As well as seeing the money myself and many other mums have contributed in membership fees donations and the like i can tell you that the facts are a bit different.

    I support all mums regardless of feeding methods but i am pretty shocked at a celebrating formula thread. It doesn't sit well with me as it seems a bit too much like promoting formula feeding. Which is not good. but i do understand the idea of and need for a place for formula feeding mums to chat and get good advice.
    Hasn't the hub always jade a section like that?

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    I would hope you might feel differently if you read the recent thread in that area where many women have shared what the benefits of FF are for them.

    But at least you're honest about not thinking bottle feeding should be celebrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meme View Post

    I support all mums regardless of feeding methods but i am pretty shocked at a celebrating formula thread. It doesn't sit well with me as it seems a bit too much like promoting formula feeding. Which is not good. but i do understand the idea of and need for a place for formula feeding mums to chat and get good advice.
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    The thread was celebrating bottle feeding, rather than specifically formula.

    The aim was that it was a safe place, where people who bottle fed could talk to each other about the positive things about bottlefeeding, and support each other. If you read through the thread you will see that it is clearly aimed at mums (and dads) who are already bottlefeeding (for whatever reason), with no intent to 'convert' anyone else.

    The thread is in the bottlefeeding section, and is a subforum of that. So it is aimed at those who are bottlefeeding.

    Also, I would recommend reading through the thread to anyone who is unclear on why parents who bottlefeed might want a thread like that, and why they would be so upset to have it taken away.

    There are many subforums on here that have different viewpoints - e.g., pro BF, pro controlled crying, pro circumcision, anti-vaccinating, pro-vaccinating, addiction, terminations, etc.

    How we feed our children is a contentious issue, and one over which we all face personal hurdles and struggles. I am happy to celebrate anyone who is feeding their child - be it formula, EBM, or breast milk, and I bet that whichever path someone walks they have faced negativity and could use a boost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalgirl View Post
    I doubt it too. But the issue here is why bubhub has changed the language of a topic section from positive to...decidedly neutral. My fridge magnet is from the ABA.
    Woohoo you've got a fridge magnet, I've got a karicare teddy bear

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Serious question but what pro breastfeeding organisations? Do you mean the aba? i doubt they have as much money as a formula company

    Have you ever seen an ad for formula on this forum?

    because I have not.

    and I know at the last modcon we discussed this at some length. Bubhub is very proud to be a pro-breastfeeing forum, who does not accept advertising for formula.

    They do however, have advertisements for the ABA - and have a lot of community activities and support for groups such as that (not just breastfeeding, but all kinds of non-profit organizations which help women)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    Also, I would recommend reading through the thread to anyone who is unclear on why parents who bottlefeed might want a thread like that, and why they would be so upset to have it taken away.
    I've just tried to read it and tbh I didn't get past the first page, maybe it's the way I read but I did struggle to read it in a non-proFF way. I can see why they might get someone complaining about it after looking (albeit briefly). I don't think it's a bad thread or that it or the area shouldn't exist, not at all! And tbh I would never of read it if it hadn't of been for this thread. It would be interesting to know exactly what promoted such a drastic action.


 

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