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#1 of 11 Old 03-31-2011, 08:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Bravado just sold out to them.

 

http://www.bravadodesigns.com/about/bravado-buzz/breastfeeding-just-got-better

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So disappointing. Guess I won't be buying that new tank I was planning on. Booo Bravado.

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Bravado makes great nursing wear.  Medela makes great pumps, which working mothers need.  I have read every argument against Medela, and frankly, I'm not convinced.  They made it possible for me, a full time WOHM (and a teacher no less), to continue nursing my 2 year old.  And the Bravado tanks I wore every day to work under my clothes made it REALLY easy (and warm) to pump in a cold little room. 

 

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Bravado makes great nursing wear.  Medela makes great pumps, which working mothers need.  I have read every argument against Medela, and frankly, I'm not convinced.  They made it possible for me, a full time WOHM (and a teacher no less), to continue nursing my 2 year old.  And the Bravado tanks I wore every day to work under my clothes made it REALLY easy (and warm) to pump in a cold little room. 

 


Which is why I titled the thread "For those who are boycotting Medela" because I know not everyone is. 

 

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Sorry, I was going to reply a bit more when I said that initially and explain that I know you meant it only for people boycotting etc....  but once I move my cursor I can't edit my post anymore since the mothering upgrade so I ended up just giving up and hitting send!  But yes, I recognize that.  Just wanted to say there was a difference of opinion, but in a friendly way!


 

 

 

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Boycotting may mean giving up products we like or are used to using. It may not be easy and it may cost more to switch to something else. There are alternatives. I've been boycotting Nestle for over 25 years and keep up with all the companies that are bought by Nestle.

 

If you already have a product it may not make sense to trash it. Not all working mothers "need" expensive pumps as Medela and other companies might like women to believe. Not all breastfeeding mothers wear nursing bras and clothes. I breastfed for 10 years of my life (3 children) and never had a pump or nursing bras. I worked full time or was a full time student when all of my children were infants.


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Why are people boycotting Medela? 


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Just currious but why are people boycotting Medela? My dd was in a NICU for the first three weeks of her life, and the Medela pump they provided for me was pretty much the ONLY reason I was able to establish a good milk supply and eventually nurse my dd. Even though I no longer pump, medela was a life saver for me in the begining, and the quality of their products was so much higher than any of the other brands I've seen. Admittedly I haven't done that much research on the medela brand, but what's the big deal?

 


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Why are people boycotting Medela? 


 

Some people choose to boycott Medela because the company violates the WHO international code of marketing of breastmilk subsitutes.

There's some information about it here: http://justwestofcrunchy.com/2011/01/19/the-problems-with-medela/ 
 

 

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Thanks for the info!  I had no idea.


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WOW Thanks for that info. I had no idea!!

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