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Ladies, I need help.  I want to address this issue, but really have no clue what to say in a letter.  When I buy nursing pads at my favorite grocery store, their coupon generating software spits out a $5 Enfamil coupon.  This steams me. 

 

Is this a WHO code violation?  What should I say in a letter, and who should I address it to?


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No one wants to help? 


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Unbelievable. Maybe try writing a letter to the grocery store? Besides stating that you find it offensive, you might also point out that they're not hitting their target market very well with a strategy like that. Nursing mothers are less likely to be using formula and more likely to be anti-formula, so they're really wasting their advertising money. Good luck!


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I popped in here tonight just to post something similar.  I went out of town without my kids recently for one night and didn't take my pump.  Silly me didn't think I'd need it.  Heh.  I was seriously hurting after just a few hours and couldn't hand-express much.  I bought a small hand pump at a Walgreens and got one of those generated coupons.  For formula.  Puhlease.  I'm curious to know what company manages these coupon generators to know where to send my letter!

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This makes me so mad also.  It is direct marketing to breastfeeding mothers.  I would buy my nursing pads and breastmilk storage bags at Target and I was always getting coupons for formula.  The first time I was sort of vocal about it and said "SERIOUSLY!!  I'm obviously Breastfeeding!!!" and then apologized to the cashier because I know it's not their fault.  Ever since I just quietly hand the coupon back to the cashier, because I want no part of it.  Even on trips when I didn't buy breastfeeding supplies I would still get formula coupons.  Now that I don't buy those supplies anymore I don't ever get the coupons.  Jokes on them because I'm still breastfeeding!!

 

I would love to know if there is something we could do about this.

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