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Lactivism > Anyone seen the "Formula Fed America" trailer?
phathui5's Avatar phathui5 02:02 AM 04-01-2010
http://www.formulafedamerica.com/

I just watched it. Not sure what I think yet, but I'd like to see it when it comes out.

mamaofthree's Avatar mamaofthree 03:14 AM 04-01-2010
i had not seen that. hmmm looks interesting.

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kreatv27's Avatar kreatv27 11:51 AM 04-02-2010
I think it looks great. Will probably piss a whole bunch of people off, but that might draw more attention to it which is a good thing. Hey phathui5, I'm from Syracuse, too :-D
Sustainer's Avatar Sustainer 04:44 PM 04-05-2010
Wow, lots of central New Yorkers on this thread. I'm north of Utica.
mormontreehugger's Avatar mormontreehugger 07:31 PM 04-05-2010
Haha I'm from the Rochester area! I think I wanna see it too!
J's Mombee's Avatar J's Mombee 12:06 AM 04-06-2010
Oh wow, I have got to see that. I breastfed through billions of questions & odd looks when DS was a babe. now many of the odd-starers (my actual family ) have sent folks to me for bf support. I am so proud of sticking to my guns about bf-ing & it has led the way to my being able to support other moms in my community
dogmom327's Avatar dogmom327 12:45 PM 04-06-2010
I signed up for their FB page maybe a week ago--they're sending out updates. Can't wait to see this! Hopefully it makes a nice big splash like the Business of Being Born did.
hapi2help's Avatar hapi2help 10:23 PM 04-07-2010
This is great!
proudmomof4's Avatar proudmomof4 05:39 AM 04-08-2010
I'd like to watch it with some other mothers and Leaders around here. I just contacted them about shipping to China!
The website looks great, and it probably will have the effect of "pissing some people off" as one PP put it. Oh well, that's life.
Tiana's Avatar Tiana 05:38 PM 04-08-2010
Looks interesting. I'd like to see it.

One question, though. One thing that really grabbed my attention was the HUGE aisle with a tonne of different brands of formula and all the different sizes that they showed at the beginning. I don't live in America, so I don't know how realistic that is. Is that a common sight? To see that much formula at the store and in such huge sizes?
jessjgh1's Avatar jessjgh1 05:45 PM 04-08-2010
Yes, I think that is pretty common. Even the grocery store and pharmacy will have a baby aisle with a good bit of formula.

Jessica
Tiana's Avatar Tiana 06:03 PM 04-08-2010
Wow! That's just crazy to me. We have formula in grocery stores and pharmacies, too, but I've never seen more than about 5-7 feet of shelving dedicated to it, and it's usually just the bottom two shelves that have formula. Perhaps a wholesale-type store like Costco might have more, but the regular grocery stores don't.

Knowing this makes me even more interested in seeing this film. I knew formula is big in America, but having such a supply in the store shows just how true that is.
proudmomof4's Avatar proudmomof4 09:16 AM 04-09-2010
Let me tell you that there are other places in the world where they're working on this, too. In our local Auchan (supermarket chain from France) in Suzhou there's a whole aisle for formula and it isn't just for babies. It covers everything from pregnant women, babies, toddlers, preschool- and schoolkids, adults, senior citizens.
Anyway, back to the original topic!
wetcement101's Avatar wetcement101 08:10 PM 04-09-2010
Another mom and I used to wonder how you choose a formula- some have additives to enhance eyesight, others brain development, etc. Eyes over brains? What a choice.
Sustainer's Avatar Sustainer 09:35 PM 04-09-2010
And there isn't any formula that "enhances" anything. All any formula does is try to come close to the normal development that breastfeeding facilitates. And they all fail miserably.
phathui5's Avatar phathui5 08:42 PM 04-10-2010
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And there isn't any formula that "enhances" anything. All any formula does is try to come close to the normal development that breastfeeding facilitates. And they all fail miserably.

transylvania_mom's Avatar transylvania_mom 09:42 PM 04-10-2010
"America has one of the highest formula feeding rates in the world. "
with 12 weeks maternity leave, no wonder...
ASusan's Avatar ASusan 06:23 PM 04-12-2010
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"America has one of the highest formula feeding rates in the world. "
with 12 weeks maternity leave, no wonder...
Who gets 12 weeks of leave? I had 6.
To-Fu's Avatar To-Fu 06:29 PM 04-12-2010
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I signed up for their FB page maybe a week ago--they're sending out updates. Can't wait to see this! Hopefully it makes a nice big splash like the Business of Being Born did.
That would be fantastic!
WindyCityMom's Avatar WindyCityMom 05:25 PM 04-13-2010
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And there isn't any formula that "enhances" anything. All any formula does is try to come close to the normal development that breastfeeding facilitates. And they all fail miserably.

This (well... a similar rendition of this) just became my facebook status.


I think the 12wks mat leave is for c/s.. ?
tndixiemom's Avatar tndixiemom 05:33 PM 04-13-2010
Formula is not a failure. Many children have been fed formula and they are happy, healthy, intelligent children. That is not failure.
Sustainer's Avatar Sustainer 09:21 PM 04-13-2010
I meant that formula fails to come close to human breastmilk.

http://www.mamadearest.ca/en/info/breast-or-bottle.htm

Breastmilk doesn't give children more than what they need. Breastmilk is just the normal thing to feed children. Formula is not as good. It doesn't have anywhere near the number of ingredients. It isn't what children are meant to consume.

Breastmilk facilitates NORMAL brain development. Formula is substandard in this regard. Breastmilk facilitates normal eye development. Formula is substandard in this regard. Breastmilk facilitates normal immune development. Formula is substandard in this regard. And so on and so forth.

Neither breastmilk nor formula "enhances" a child's systems. Neither of them gives children more than what they are supposed to have. Formula gives less.

http://www.motherchronicle.com/watchyourlanguage.html
Babyruth348's Avatar Babyruth348 11:18 PM 04-13-2010
12 weeks is the total number of weeks one can usually take off for FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act). That is how long your job is protected. Most people can only take 6 because most companies only pay salaries for up to 6 weeks. Where I work it's only 4 weeks at 60% of your pay IF you are full time for 1 year before you take your leave. We have to use PTO for the first 2 weeks.
transylvania_mom's Avatar transylvania_mom 11:21 AM 04-16-2010
6 weeks? wow. My apologies, I read 12 weeks on another website.
This is how much my mom got in Romania when it was a communist country.

I nursed my ds for 4 years, I currently nurse baby dd, but I wouldn't have made it to 7 weeks in those conditions...

Before punishing and chastising mothers for their "choice", I think the social environment needs to change, I don't see it as a real choice. Jmo, I'm just an outsider, though.
calebsmommy25's Avatar calebsmommy25 11:34 AM 04-16-2010
Wow. Thanks for sharing this! I can't wait to see it. I hope it does open people's eyes and mind to breastfeeding here in this country. We need it. Our children need it.
Sustainer's Avatar Sustainer 01:44 PM 04-16-2010
Mothers should definitely not be punished or chastised. The fault is with society, the medical industry, and the formula industry. Mothers are given incomplete information, inaccurate information, and misleading information. They are denied the education they need about the risks of formula and the importance of breastfeeding.
Bena's Avatar Bena 04:56 PM 04-19-2010
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Who gets 12 weeks of leave? I had 6.
Ok, so I'm off topic from the original post, but I must ask (and I ask this with all the respect in the world!!! It's something that's been bothering me for a while)
Where is the outrage? Where are the lobbyists and petitions and marches?
Here, (Canada) we get ONE YEAR of mat leave, covered by EI. I CANNOT imagine only 6 weeks. CAN-NOT!
But I've never heard of any movement to change the parent leave in the US. Is there one? It's just not very well covered by media? What's going on?
Please tell me I'm just ignorant to it?

I guess this is a bit on topic, because I think the "core" of the problem is there...breastfeeding is alot of work, at first. Breastfeeding while working is a completely different ballgame, and I can completely understand how a mother would resort to formula if she has to go to work for 8 hours a day.
mamaofthree's Avatar mamaofthree 01:53 AM 04-22-2010
here is the thing... breastfeeding isn't an either or. i have worked after all 5 of my children were born. two i was able to successfully pump 100% of all of the milk they needed. the other three need formula occasionally. but i still breastfed on the days i was home and the time i was home. even if you are unable to pump all the milk your child needs, doesn't mean you have to stop breastfeeding all together. the thing with breastfeeding is, the more they nurse the more milk you make. so when i was home we nursed A LOT and my supply would stay up. if i ended up working a few shifts in a row my supply would go down some, BUT when i would get home from the hospital we NURSE A LOT again.
my most recent baby (who will be three) got about one bottle of formula ever night i worked... but here we are at age three STILL breastfeeding.
i think that is a mistake that so many people (even on here) make. that it is either 100% breast milk or 100% formula... but it doesn't have to be that way. and yes pumping is a PIA, but so what. i have pumped in nice "pumping rooms" and in offices, bathrooms, in my car, you do it. and even if pumping is out of the question, you can still nurse when you get home from work and on your days off.
to me there is no excuse to not nurse for at least the first year (unless there are actual problem). maybe not 100%, but some of the time.

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mamaofthree's Avatar mamaofthree 01:58 AM 04-22-2010
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Ok, so I'm off topic from the original post, but I must ask (and I ask this with all the respect in the world!!! It's something that's been bothering me for a while)
Where is the outrage? Where are the lobbyists and petitions and marches?
Here, (Canada) we get ONE YEAR of mat leave, covered by EI. I CANNOT imagine only 6 weeks. CAN-NOT!
But I've never heard of any movement to change the parent leave in the US. Is there one? It's just not very well covered by media? What's going on?
Please tell me I'm just ignorant to it?

I guess this is a bit on topic, because I think the "core" of the problem is there...breastfeeding is alot of work, at first. Breastfeeding while working is a completely different ballgame, and I can completely understand how a mother would resort to formula if she has to go to work for 8 hours a day.
THIS!!!
i think the reason is the same reason we fight over healthcare coverage. because NO ONE HERE gets a "free lunch". you can't have people sitting around caring for babies unless they are paid to do so. you can't have people getting something for nothing. because that is "socialist" and we can't have that. we can't have people working together for the common good... that doesn't make good shoppers. just like older americans not wanting to pay property taxes that fund schools... why should they? their kids are grown. grrr.

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Minerva0302's Avatar Minerva0302 04:18 PM 04-22-2010
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http://www.formulafedamerica.com/

I just watched it. Not sure what I think yet, but I'd like to see it when it comes out.
Another CNYer here! Is it coming to select theaters or tv? And does it say when any where?
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