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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26-07-2012 08:56 #11
26-07-2012 08:58 #12
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26-07-2012 09:02 #13
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?"
26-07-2012 09:06 #14
26-07-2012 09:09 #15Senior Member
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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.
26-07-2012 09:10 #16
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
26-07-2012 09:11 #17
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 .
26-07-2012 09:14 #18Senior Member
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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".
26-07-2012 09:15 #19
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?
26-07-2012 09:19 #20
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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