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    You don't need an ad to tell you formula is out there. Surely?

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    That is not what I'm saying.
    If people see ads for formula they may be inclined to research the brands and types offered to help decide what may be best for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alleyoop View Post
    That is not what I'm saying.
    If people see ads for formula they may be inclined to research the brands and types offered to help decide what may be best for them.
    Yep, so the ads that pay big bucks will sell more. You will think you've made an informed decision but really, you've been unknowingly manipulated into choosing the formula from the ad, and because the company paid big bucks for it, you'll probably pay more for it too so they can cover the costs of their exorbitant campaign.

    You don't need ads to do research, there's actually a website in Australia that compares all infant formulas.

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    Couldn't the same be said for all advertising though? Why isn't it all banned? It can be readily argued Maccas ads may encourage child obesity, Wendy's ads encourage childhood tooth decay. I argue these products are much more detrimental than formula.

    It really reflects a nanny state mentality. I don't support that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Couldn't the same be said for all advertising though? Why isn't it all banned? It can be readily argued Maccas ads may encourage child obesity, Wendy's ads encourage childhood tooth decay. I argue these products are much more detrimental than formula.

    It really reflects a nanny state mentality. I don't support that.
    Australia lags behind other countries in junk food advertising bans. If that means it is viewed as a nanny state then so be it. We have a massive childhood obesity problem.
    However, whilst advertising is powerful, I can choose what I feed my older kids. Do they get maccas occasionally? Yep. A baby doesn't have a choice on how it is fed.
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    Default YOU (yes YOU!) need to watch this!

    So what if the big companies can afford it?

    What I don't get is.. Are their ads hurting you or the general public? Not at all. You can't say the ads themselves hurt the breastfeeding rates either. People choose to breastfeed and people choose or have no other option to formula feed.

    As pp just said maccas and Wendy's can cause (can't say they actually do) a lot of health issues. Where is it written that formula is bad for a child?

    Some people may not know about a website that compares formulas. That's not the first thought, wasn't mine. When I was looking at formula I used bubhub and Google to decide. As well as family experiences. But seeing ads for formula didn't make me choose not to Breast feed?

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    I'm sitting on the fence with this one. Every time I hear a conflicting opinion I change my mind on where I sit, so the fence sounds good to me for now.

    Can I ask what the website is that compares all available formulas? Or would that be the same as 'advertising' 😜

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    Exactly. People choose to use formula anyway. No need for advertising!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Australia lags behind other countries in junk food advertising bans. If that means it is viewed as a nanny state then so be it. We have a massive childhood obesity problem.
    However, whilst advertising is powerful, I can choose what I feed my older kids. Do they get maccas occasionally? Yep. A baby doesn't have a choice on how it is fed.
    But if we can choose what to feed our older kids, even if it's junk (and you, like I use Maccas as a sometimes food so it's fine, but not everyone does) why can't I be trusted to feed my child a supplement that nutritionally fulfills all their requirements?

    I chose S26 for DD bc that's what my mum used for us kids, in fact all our family used it. I switched to S26 AR bc DS had reflux and then put him on Heinz because a mate had her son on it and it smelled like Carnation Milk rather than the slightly yucky S26 smell. So my choices were not governed at all by advertising. Even if they were... is that not my choice as a parent?


 

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