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They have a parenting advice section on their site and OMG....this is their article on "how to decide: breast or bottle?":

http://tinyurl.com/dctkj4


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Is there an emoticon/smilie for "poking out my eyeballs"??
That makes me want to scream!!
But thanks for sharing.

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"It's easy to bottlefeed baby just about anywhere."

Yeah, just as easy to nurse.... oy. So annoying how they make a big list of the pros of bottlefeeding.. but I'm sure they are making a profit somehow.. hmmm
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What the hell!?!?!?!?
That's not even a factual "article"! I agree with the pp who said they must be making money off of it.

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See now I was all happy and goofy from the AFD stuff and now I went and read that. :

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Breastfed babies can be fed anywhere too...is this beyond some peoples understanding? More easily I might add. Bottles, mixing, etc. - no thanks.

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Ugh...plus constant sterilising. Just the thought of having to make up a bottle while the baby screams from being so hungry *shudder* it all just seems a bit stressful to me!
I always tell people I'm far too lazy to bottlefeed, lol!
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"It's easy to bottlefeed baby just about anywhere."

Yeah, just as easy to nurse.... oy. So annoying how they make a big list of the pros of bottlefeeding.. but I'm sure they are making a profit somehow.. hmmm
Yeah, it's MUCH easier to nurse your baby anywhere. No worrying about mixing or warming a bottle while your baby is screaming to be fed.

Doesn't FP make bottles or supplies for FFing? I'm sure they are making $$ off of FFing somehow.

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From a TOY COMPANY?!?!?!?

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I hate these little 'parenting tidbits' they throw at first time moms.

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That is so bad ! I have bought fisher price stuff before too. No more.
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I finally found a "feedback" forum, under the Consumer Research Survey button . http://service.mattel.com/us/survey_...?from=homepage

Here's my response to them:

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•Dad and other caregivers can feed baby
•Mom doesn’t need a breast pump, nursing bras or other special clothing.
•It's easy to bottlefeed baby just about anywhere.
•Moms who bottlefeed can diet, take medication and drink or eat as they choose without worrying about effects on baby.
•With a bottle, it's easy to tell exactly how much baby is taking in.
•Bottlefeeding mothers bond just as closely with their babies as nursing mothers.
1)Dad and other caregivers can still bond with and care for the baby. There are many ways to interact with the baby that do not involve feeding the baby inferior food.
2)Most breastfeeding moms do very well without any extra equipment or clothing. If she decides to get one or two nursing bras, they are very inexpensive compared with the cost of artificial human milks (formula)
3)It’s easier to breastfeed a baby just about anywhere, and much more convenient than bottlefeeding. Mama’s milk is always fresh, warm, and nutritious! No sterilizing, mixing, or cleaning up afterwards.
4)“Moms who bottlefeed can diet, take medication and drink or eat as they choose without worrying about effects on baby.” This statement is NOT true. Families who feed artificial human milk must worry about the increased risk to their children of ear infections, nectrotizing enterocolitis, obesity, gastrointestinal infections, and many, many other medical and dental difficulties. In addition, breasfeeding moms burn more than 500 calories a day providing breastmilk to their child, helping to shed pregnancy weight. The vast majority of medications are safe to take while breastfeeding. Even small amounts of alcohol are perfectly fine. And, the vast majority of breastfeeding moms can eat whatever they like.
5)When you breastfeed, it’s easy to tell exactly when the baby is done. When they finish.
6)I would like to see your evidence based proof for the statement that “bottlefeeding mothers bond just as closely with their babies as nursing mothers.” I have never seen proof for this in the medical, nursing, or psychological literature.

Please take down this erroneous and medically dangerous information from your web page immediately!

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I finally found a "feedback" forum, under the Consumer Research Survey button . http://survey.mattel.com/scripts/perseus6.exe

Here's my response to them:



1)Dad and other caregivers can still bond with and care for the baby. There are many ways to interact with the baby that do not involve feeding the baby inferior food.
2)Most breastfeeding moms do very well without any extra equipment or clothing. If she decides to get one or two nursing bras, they are very inexpensive compared with the cost of artificial human milks (formula)
3)It’s easier to breastfeed a baby just about anywhere, and much more convenient than bottlefeeding. Mama’s milk is always fresh, warm, and nutritious! No sterilizing, mixing, or cleaning up afterwards.
4)“Moms who bottlefeed can diet, take medication and drink or eat as they choose without worrying about effects on baby.” This statement is NOT true. Families who feed artificial human milk must worry about the increased risk to their children of ear infections, nectrotizing enterocolitis, obesity, gastrointestinal infections, and many, many other medical and dental difficulties. In addition, breasfeeding moms burn more than 500 calories a day providing breastmilk to their child, helping to shed pregnancy weight. The vast majority of medications are safe to take while breastfeeding. Even small amounts of alcohol are perfectly fine. And, the vast majority of breastfeeding moms can eat whatever they like.
5)When you breastfeed, it’s easy to tell exactly when the baby is done. When they finish.
6)I would like to see your evidence based proof for the statement that “bottlefeeding mothers bond just as closely with their babies as nursing mothers.” I have never seen proof for this in the medical, nursing, or psychological literature.

Please take down this erroneous and medically dangerous information from your web page immediately!
Just wanted to say:
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I finally found a "feedback" forum, under the Consumer Research Survey button . http://service.mattel.com/us/survey_...?from=homepage

Here's my response to them:



1)Dad and other caregivers can still bond with and care for the baby. There are many ways to interact with the baby that do not involve feeding the baby inferior food.
2)Most breastfeeding moms do very well without any extra equipment or clothing. If she decides to get one or two nursing bras, they are very inexpensive compared with the cost of artificial human milks (formula)
3)It’s easier to breastfeed a baby just about anywhere, and much more convenient than bottlefeeding. Mama’s milk is always fresh, warm, and nutritious! No sterilizing, mixing, or cleaning up afterwards.
4)“Moms who bottlefeed can diet, take medication and drink or eat as they choose without worrying about effects on baby.” This statement is NOT true. Families who feed artificial human milk must worry about the increased risk to their children of ear infections, nectrotizing enterocolitis, obesity, gastrointestinal infections, and many, many other medical and dental difficulties. In addition, breasfeeding moms burn more than 500 calories a day providing breastmilk to their child, helping to shed pregnancy weight. The vast majority of medications are safe to take while breastfeeding. Even small amounts of alcohol are perfectly fine. And, the vast majority of breastfeeding moms can eat whatever they like.
5)When you breastfeed, it’s easy to tell exactly when the baby is done. When they finish.
6)I would like to see your evidence based proof for the statement that “bottlefeeding mothers bond just as closely with their babies as nursing mothers.” I have never seen proof for this in the medical, nursing, or psychological literature.

Please take down this erroneous and medically dangerous information from your web page immediately!
Well said!

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On the positive side, they do precede that by saying:

"If you're not sure how to make up your mind, try starting off with breastfeeding. Almost all new mothers can master it with practice and some help from a lactation consultant, a support group such as La Leche League or friends who have been through it. If it goes well, you can stick with it;"
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woooooaaahhh....How inappropriate for a TOY company to be giving advice. And Im appalled at the "information" given. UNbelievable.

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Ok. How do we email them a letter of complaint??? I've just spent 10min too long looking for this information on their website of Complete Lies and Horrible False Information! I want to email this company- not call them- to complain. Feel free to PM me if need be.
OP- thanks for the link. I thought this kind of crap advice was no longer in place.

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Well, I went to the above listed link (survey one) and left some feedback there. I would still like to have an email address for an actual customer service rep if at all possible.....

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at the end of the article it said that APA does not recommend cows milk for children under the age of 1 due to increased allergies.... isn't cows milk (dried/powdered) a large ingredient in formula?? I really don't know (I've never bought/browsed or read the cans....)

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Ummm... someone needs to tell them that the cow's milk thing for the AAP is not the only thing they say...

http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases...astfeeding.htm

"Exclusive breastfeeding for approximately the first six months and support for breastfeeding for the first year and beyond as long as mutually desired by mother and child. "

And that the American Association of Family Family Physicians has an even more strongly worded statement...

"Breastfeeding is the physiological norm for both mothers and their children. Breastmilk offers medical and psychological benefits not available from human milk substitutes. The AAFP recommends that all babies, with rare exceptions, be breastfed and/or receive expressed human milk exclusively for the first six months of life. Breastfeeding should continue with the addition of complementary foods throughout the second half of the first year. Breastfeeding beyond the first year offers considerable benefits to both mother and child, and should continue as long as mutually desired. Family physicians should have the knowledge to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding."

http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/p...ingpolicy.html

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