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Hi American mamas. I was visiting your fine country this afternoon to do some shopping and I went into a store called meijer. It was very Wal-martish.<br><br>
Anyways I was in the baby section looking around and of course checking out their formula display because I am always looking for violations to the WHO code for the project I am doing. And I found one.<br><br>
They make their own brand of infant formula and it has a picture of a baby on the label. They also have a baby club on their website which I vistied to find an E-mail address to tell them about this.<br><br>
I have never been in these stores before, but I am going to write a letter.<br><br>
Just thought I would let everyone know.<br><br>
Boy it's fun to shop in the States.. everything seems so much cheaper! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
ETA: <a href="http://www.meijer.com/babyclub/articles/feeding.asp" target="_blank">http://www.meijer.com/babyclub/articles/feeding.asp</a> wow how nice, what a great article about breastfeeding with a picture of a woman bottlefeeding her baby.<br><br>
It also suggests starting infant cereals at 4 months. (and they manufacture them as well)
 

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Yes, our country is one of the few that failed to ratify the WHO code and seems completely disinterested in ever doing so. Formula companies pretty much have their way with parents here. It's pretty sad.
 

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A few years ago during the Christmas season they had a TV ad for their toys section with the slogan "Because imagination can only take you so far."<br><br>
We don't shop there.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A few years ago during the Christmas season they had a TV ad for their toys section with the slogan "Because imagination can only take you so far."<br><br>
We don't shop there.</div>
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bikruca said:
ETA: <a href="http://www.meijer.com/babyclub/articles/feeding.asp" target="_blank">http://www.meijer.com/babyclub/articles/feeding.asp</a> wow how nice, what a great article about breastfeeding with a picture of a woman bottlefeeding her baby.QUOTE]<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"><br><br>
Boy, that makes me sad. If they'd rather not show a picture with a breast in it, fine, it's their prerogative, but why, oh why, did they need to include the bottle picture? No picture at all would be better that what's there now.
 

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Don't even get me started on Meier. They are just like Walmart and I think that store is disgusting and ruining the World economy never mind what they have done to the US economy.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> In this country formula cos are aloowed to do what they want. They overcharge, hand out "samples" and ruin bfeeding all together
 
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