I thought I had heard somewhere that this (sending formula samples) was illegal for some reason. Do any of you know if this is true?
Really bugs me...
It's interesting to me that formula companies like to brag about how they do not violate WHO's recommendations in developing countries:
Yet they go right ahead and violate that policy in the US. It's not like the WHO policy says "except for first-world nations." The actual text of the WHO policy is here:
You could donate the formula to a local women's shelter. If you send it back to the company, they're only out postage, and it won't hurt them any.
Interestingly, I only got Enfamil samples and not Similac...I wonder if the pharmas have an agreement to divvy up customer lists?
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I actually kept the diaper samples, but all the formula went to the food bank. They were very grateful.
I thought I would just give the sample to someone who I know who is a formula user. I do have a good mind to send it back refused though. I also thought of the women's shelter as well. I'll have to decide how I'm gonna get it out of my house before baby arrives!
I am going to contact Motherhood and let them know I don't want any more of the crap adversising for silly baby stuff sent to my house. I caved too in giving them my address. What a dummy!
I wonder if they have do an agreement to divide up the consumer base?
It makes me angry that I am a part of a group that is so heavily marketed to. I hate all the adds for disposable diapers and formula. Fine if you CHOOSE to use these "conveniences" but so many women don't do their research and this is just preying on this type of person. Sickens me.
Thanks for the response!
I got pregnant shortly after moving here, so it didn't even occur to me that my fake address might actually exist. I just typed it into yahoo maps. Hmmmm. Looks like my formula probably went to the county court house or the Greyhound station. Ooops.
|Originally posted by Geofizz
Looks like my formula probably went to the county court house or the Greyhound station. Ooops.
sorry but i just hafta :LOL :LOL :LOL
The other interesting thing is that our hospital delivered a "new parents" goodie bag to us that included (among other things) "The Womanly Art if Breastfeeding" (like it!) and an insulated cooler-type bag with 2 full size cans of Similac...uh, ok...kinda conflicting!
I have been diligently using my monthly free formula coupons and donating the formula to our local Salvation Army shelter (the major shelter in our town) Someone ought to benefit from the overzealous marketing by the formula companies...