yeah, what wende said.
when i first had my son, we had very little to live on and there was NO way to get enough $$ for cloth diapers. and, being a young mama w/ no NFL / AP friends and no breastfeeding support, i ff'ed my son, because 1. WIC provided it, 2. i had NO SUPPORT and 3. i lacked enough knowledge + resources to keep with it through all the hard crap. the majority of parenting advice i got was through American Baby and Nestle's parenting "magazine" because both were free. i read them because i wanted to be the best parent i could be (and because they were free). there were no Mothering mags laying around for me to stumble on, no slinging mamas offering help. just me, my partner, and our babe.
what i'm getting at is the fact that...
1. a ton of people just don't know any better, not to mention
2. it is damned hard to find a minimum wage job that will allow a mother time, space, and privacy to pump,
3. breastpumps (and breastpads, and storage things for milk) cost a LOT and WIC won't cover that nearly as readily as they'll cover formula,
4. cloth diapers are a HUGE expense, and while we're on the subject of cloth diapers,
5. many daycare providers will not accept babies in cloth ~ they require sposies,
6. a lot of low-income mamas don't have their own washers and driers, and washing dipes at a coin-op is costly and people might hassle someone with That Kind of laundry...
one more thought: did he even specify disposables?? because cloth costs money too, obviously.
i didn't see it but honestly i have to say ~ chill out. instead of writing angry letters to Spurlock, why not work to change the underlying system that prompted such a comment in the first place?
why not start a support network for low-wage mamas who want to breastfeed? why not start donating cloth dipes and detergent to low-income families?