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    Yup - exactly. You are 100% spot on!

    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    Yes, and I think certain members use it delberately to be PA even when others have said they found it offensive. Yes, technically it is artificial, but it's the motives behind the word I don't like. Why not just call it formula? ....bc well that wouldn't stir the ffers would it? Some people just like to feel superior and bfing vs ffing is one of them

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    DS's milk is called artificial milk in all the literature on it and that doesn't bother me.

    But in certain contexts it is absolutely inflammatory. And I think that if someone has said that it upsets them or offends them then its only polite to not use the term when talking to them. Its unnecessary to call it that in day to day life anyway.

    Yep, DS has artificial milk but I think if I called it that instead of 'formula' then people would look at me weirdly. My pharmacist would definitely give me a strange look. They all call it prescription formula when talking to each other (or so I've noticed). Actually I might try that for a laugh next time I happen to mention the 'milk' DS has to someone. I can guarantee they'll look at me like I"m strange.

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    The chubby rolls on my DD aren't artificial!

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    I'm not sure I had an artificial birth, from what I recall my son still came out of my body.

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    Last edited by Purple Lily; 26-07-2012 at 14:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted View Post
    I'm not sure I had an artificial birth, from what I recall my son still came out of my body.
    I was thinking the same thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I think everyone has a certain subject that annoys them. For some the are sensitive about having to work and thus defend working mums. Some get angry about circ, others are passionate about politics and fighting for wealthy people to not support the poor.

    The superiority of *some* bfers and the rubbish that goes on putting down ffers on here annoys me. That doesn't make me over sensitive, just sensitive to this particular subject. Fair enough, you consider it inconsequential. But to some it isn't. Just as certain topics that frustrate or upset you, others may find silly.

    Just seems to me if people actually considered people's feelings a little more rather than placing their own right to offend above that, we would have all these b8tch fights on here... and that a general comment not directed to anyone in particular
    I agree with you. When used by bf'ers to play the superiority card the term 'artificial milk' is insulting. Bf'ing is bleepin hard and Sometimes it's in mums and bubs best interest to formula feed.

    When used in the medical/professional fields then I think it's legit and people shouldn't get offended about its use.

    If a woman is upset by not being able to bf, and the term 'artificial milk' is greatly disturbing, perhaps the mother needs counselling. Not saying it to be nasty.

    By inconsequential I meant that formula feeding doesn't affect bubbas health and someone using the term 'artificial' milk *shouldn't* impact us if we are comfortable and confident with our selves.

    Instead of spending time worrying about a word and complaining about how its used how about folks spend that 10-20 minutes saying a quick 'get stuffed' to whoever is using the term in an insulting way... Then doing something for themselves (hot bath, coffee) or their bubba. Dwelling on the use of a word isn't healthy and doesn't change anything.

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    Honestly? I have more important things to worry about than how other people use a term.

    Formula is still milk. Just not breast milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savingfishfromdrowning View Post
    By the way, an articifical limb is called a prosthesis by anyone who has one and anyone in the medical profession. 'Artificial leg' might be accurate, but it's not very nice.
    I've heard and read from professionals that prosthetics are 'artificial limbs' and they are still called so quite regularly in the media. I would never comment on anybody's limbs whether attached or not but I do thank you for letting us know that the word artificial leg may be offensive to some

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I agree with you. When used by bf'ers to play the superiority card the term 'artificial milk' is insulting. Bf'ing is bleepin hard and Sometimes it's in mums and bubs best interest to formula feed.

    When used in the medical/professional fields then I think it's legit and people shouldn't get offended about its use.

    If a woman is upset by not being able to bf, and the term 'artificial milk' is greatly disturbing, perhaps the mother needs counselling. Not saying it to be nasty.

    By inconsequential I meant that formula feeding doesn't affect bubbas health and someone using the term 'artificial' milk *shouldn't* impact us if we are comfortable and confident with our selves.

    Instead of spending time worrying about a word and complaining about how its used how about folks spend that 10-20 minutes saying a quick 'get stuffed' to whoever is using the term in an insulting way... Then doing something for themselves (hot bath, coffee) or their bubba. Dwelling on the use of a word isn't healthy and doesn't change anything.
    I get your point here.

    But there are many threads on BH that reflect upon something that might not seem earth shattering in the great scheme of things. I like that we can all think about/ debate things, and I like hearing people's perspectives on new things.

    I don't retire to my room crying when I hear the term, but I do find it to be PA (on here anyway) and unnecessary - particularly when we don't preface other words with 'artificial' when that might apply (unless usually trying to insult). "Is she blonde?" "No, artificial blonde."

    I also love language/ semantics, and can debate the use of words alllllll day long...

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