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    Clearly people didn't read my first post in this thread saying I was a ff mum. My first was formula fed. From birth. I managed to choose a formula without advertisements. Do people really think you can get truthful information from ads of big companies?

    Plenty of other places to find information. Seriously!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Clearly people didn't read my first post in this thread saying I was a ff mum. My first was formula fed. From birth. I managed to choose a formula without advertisements. Do people really think you can get truthful information from ads of big companies?

    Plenty of other places to find information. Seriously!
    You actually bring up a really good point. It is important to distinguish between advertising formula and providing information about formula.

    I don't actually agree with corporations making big bucks with false promises but I do think that hospitals and GPs etc need to be not so skewed to breastfeeding. Fair enough encourage it, but know when it's appropriate to suggest FF or indeed encourage it for a mum who clearly isn't coping with BF and is getting the guilts about using formula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMC14 View Post
    I think thats a really bold statement.. why not? Isn't better for mothers to be informed about FF than not?
    Some people can't breastfeed, some people don't want to breastfeed for various reasons im one that doesn't want to breastfeed for my own personal reasons.. wouldn't you think it would be much better to be informed when making that decision?
    When I say promoted, I mean as in advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooketobub View Post
    But why?

    What if i cant breastfeed? Am i supposed to just let my child starve?
    Again. I mean promoted as in advertised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleyoop View Post
    May ask what professionals?

    I'm one of these 'dreaded' ff mothers and I think it's best to know important things than going in blind.
    RACP and WHO all support bans on advertising infant formula for under 12 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    My littlest dude was fed through a tube for the first two months of his life and he and his brother and sister have been fed formula and breastmilk and they have all thrived.
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    The ad just didn't float my boat, has nothing to do with the product it was flogging. Like I said before - lovely sentiment but just the idea of a bunch of ad execs sitting around a table, trying to manipulate women into buying a product and coming up with a sisterhood of motherhood just leaves a bit of a sour taste in my mouth same as the Dove love your body campaigns and all the rest. I think if it was a campaign from a mental health organisation or something not for profit then I would be a bit less cynical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I can only go by my experience but I think things are becoming a bit less breastified as time has gone on. When I had my first bub in 2005. I asked about formula on about day two and was told in no uncertain terms that I'd have to bring in my own bottles and formula and that my husband would have to warm them up before he bought the bottles in because "You can't warm them up here". Super helpful but with my third, midwives, showed you how to mix the formula, how to heat it, they provided the bottles and the formula and they washed everything for you and they were really nice about it too. I sure this isn't the case across the board but I do hope that things become more balanced - women have a hard enough time as it is!
    I was given very little breastfeeding advice and support in hospital and regularly asked if I'd like a bottle of formula. The midwives I had almost made me feel like I was inconveniencing them with wanting to learn how to breastfeed. So, my experience has been the opposite of many, I've felt pressured to use formula and the odd one out for still breastfeeding. But the UK has very low breastfeeding rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Again. I mean promoted as in advertised.
    Well there is a massive difference between the words promoted and advertised, however VPs explanation cleared the lack of advertising up for me. Not that i agree with it, but theres no point arguing.

    Its ironic that this thread has become an example of the advertisment though. Lol

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    I'm a FF and I'm 100% against advertising of formula.

    I'm also against the militant messages, used to counter balance the incidents like the Nestle fiasco, with 'breast is best'.

    Both have and continue to do damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooketobub View Post
    Well there is a massive difference between the words promoted and advertised, however VPs explanation cleared the lack of advertising up for me. Not that i agree with it, but theres no point arguing.

    Its ironic that this thread has become an example of the advertisment though. Lol
    I was responding to your post about advertising, which I assumed was about my post that said I am against infant formula advertising, then you posted directly underneath questioning my post.


 

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