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#1 of 5 Old 08-31-2007, 08:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Or are the do-gooders going to dictate what another person can or can’t do? They want to ban the advertising of milk for use for babies two years old and below.

So what do the do-gooders propose these mothers do? Let the baby starve? Or, much worse use rice water which the do-gooders may be surprised to know is an alternative used. That’s a great way to create an improperly developed child.
Because apparently when you stop formula companies from marketing formula, it leads to mass, nation-wide amnesia where everyone forgets it exists.:

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You do realize, of course that you're being extremely melodramatic. Banning the advertising of breastmilk substitutes in no way means the entire country will collectively forget that formula exists and resort to feeding their babies sewer water. It will still be available in markets. Doctors, nurses, and parents will still be able to mention the f-word. Everyone will still be able to buy it. No one is proposing duct-taping babies to mothers and forcing them to nurse. All they are saying is that it is unethical to try to aggressively advertise something that is nutritionally inferior and hurts the health of babies. Hey, look at it this way--maybe if breastfeeding is the norm and formula feeding truly does only happen in situations where the mother genuinely cannot nurse, it will start being covered by insurance. Or maybe if the formula industry spent less money on aggressive ad campaigns, the price of formula would go down. That would really help moms and babies living in poverty who couldn't, for whatever reason, breastfeed.

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Well, it was more sarcastic than I like. But good grief--Evil Knievel couldn't make it over that leap of logic.

Plus, how paternalistic to assume the poor stupid women need to be told how to feed their baby or they'll resort to giving them ricewater.

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: That article is ridiculous

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