I saw a lady with a whole trolley full of formula at the check out, would have been over 20 tins. I thought it was odd.
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02-11-2015 16:50 #31
02-11-2015 17:39 #32
When it first started happening I was working casually at a supermarket and initially thought it was for drug smuggling lol then it came out on the news about the contaminated formula
02-11-2015 17:56 #33
As frustrating as it is for the families here, I don't blame them for importing Australian formula. I wouldn't want to feed my baby something made in a Chinese factory :-/
02-11-2015 18:05 #34
There is actually a big business going on behind this. From what i know, those who are sending formulas to China are not necessarily sending them to their friends or family. Most of them are international students reselling formulas to Chinese customers at a profit price. For example, let's say a tin of formula is $20, they sell it for $30 or more. At least $10 of profit from each tin, even more when the formula is on sale, so very good and relatively easy money, and you don't have to pay tax.
02-11-2015 18:07 #35
I found this relatively recent article.
It seems the rates are pretty dismal:
Exclusive breastfeeding - 16% in urban areas and 30% in rural areas and on the decline.
02-11-2015 18:18 #36
02-11-2015 18:22 #37
It also references the traditional Chinese practice of women recovering for 30 days after the birth of a child. As wealth has increased, this traditional recovery period for the mother has expanded to hiring nannies to look after the baby and give them formula. I would imagine that would be a significant barrier to breastfeeding.
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Anyone had much luck transitioning their bub onto something else?
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