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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #92)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:20 PM

96. I tend to believe that

women are not quite so gullible and easily led as to decide to bottlefeed formula simply because they are offered a bag of formula samples. Based on this thread, I'd say I'm not alone in that belief.

We face marketing every day, in practically every moment of our lives. New mums don't give up their brains when they give birth - if they can deal with marketing before they give birth, why can't they do it afterward? That's the message I'm getting from all this - that somehow they become very stupid once the doctor drops their newborn on their chest.

I don't think so.

(and frankly - on a side note - I find some of these 'breast is best' proponents far more alarming than a can of formula tucked in with the extra nappies and nipple pads. Those things don't get in your face and tell you what a horrible person you are if you don't choose to (or cannot successfully) breastfeed).

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