I do, particularly the way it is used. A lot of the time it seems to be used in a passive aggressive way.
I really don't see the need for it myself, most mothers who come on here sharing their breastfeeding failure stories already feel bad enough as it is.
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26-07-2012 07:30 #1Senior Member
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Do you think the term "artificial milk" is inflammatory?
26-07-2012 07:35 #2Senior Member
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Couldn't agree more!
26-07-2012 07:35 #3
Yes I do.
26-07-2012 07:38 #4
I don't, I thought that was a pretty good way to describe formula? I have never used the term with the intent to offend.. it seems like an accurate description to me?
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26-07-2012 07:39 #5
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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26-07-2012 07:41 #6
Do you find the term 'artificial leg' offensive? It's still a leg used in place of a real leg when that leg cant be used.
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26-07-2012 07:41 #7
I think it is.
The word 'artificial' applied to most things gives it a bit of a negetive spin. Think 'artificial breasts'.
It's a true description, but there are nicer ways to put it.
26-07-2012 07:42 #8
Yep totally! We don't go around calling packaged or processed food 'artificial food' to make people feel guilty about not always consuming fresh fruit and veg (well most people don't )
We don't call Childcare or babysitting 'artificial parenting' even though it is mimicking mum and dad parenting!
We don't call disposable nappies 'artificial mappies'
There are so many examples that highlight the hypocrisy of those that use the term 'artificial milk'. Formula is and has always been a replacement alternative feeding supplement for those who can not for whatever reason provide breast milk to an infant or child,nothing more nothing less.
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26-07-2012 07:52 #9Senior Member
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Swizzlestick - very well put!
It's like referring to someone as a bottle blonde instead of blonde. It may be true, but I've never heard it meant nicely.
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26-07-2012 07:56 #10
I think it is too. Why must people call it something that has this negative spin on it, what's wrong with just calling it formula?
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