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    I don't think the term "artificial breast milk" or "artificial baby milk" is inflammatory. Formula is substituting a natural version of milk. It is therefore artificial.

    The term is used on the ABA website and I don't believe they are trying to be inflammatory at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    But why is it negative?
    My friend is breastfeeding her DS all but one feed a day. She gives her DS a bottle of formula at night.

    Do you not think the following would sound negetive if I asked her:

    "So how are you going with your DS's feeding? Are you still giving him artificial milk at night?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosie View Post
    My friend is breastfeeding her DS all but one feed a day. She gives her DS a bottle of formula at night.

    Do you not think the following would sound negetive if I asked her:

    "So how are you going with your DS's feeding? Are you still giving him artificial milk at night?"
    Oh you quoted me before I deleted it!

    I can see the negative connotations it has now. I am personally not offended by the term (and I have used artificial milk / formula before).
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    Yes, yes - that is exactly what I mean! It may well be artificial formula but there are nicer ways to put it. Or as swizzlestick says - should we call it "artificial parenting" when kids are in day care.

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    I guess is it.

    however i dont find it offensive and i have FF all of my children. But i can see why others would take it so personally. It's a sensitive issue

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    I was a FFing mum with ds, artificial milk didn't bother me. I have bigger things to worry about than what other people call things .

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    Hmm well technically it is, isn't it? Or powdered milk. It's not really 'milk' per se is it?

    I wouldn't say it to a parent though

    Oh as for child care, working mums cop that all the time - that we're "not raising our own kids".

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    As a previous poster mentioned, the ABA refer to formula as artificial milk and I don't think their intention would be to be inflammatory or offensive?

    https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfi...oesnt-work-out

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    I don't find it offensive as that's what it is but can see why some people might find it inflammatory and I don't think it's necessary to use that phrase - formula is fine!!


 

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