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So a few months ago I was *really* sick and in the waiting room of a clinic. I was flipping thru a mag, and there was an ad with a baby in a double stroller- with a baby black and white cow strapped in next to it. The baby was drinking from a bottle and the caption was about 'the only way for it to be fresher that this.'

It was odd, and like I said, I was sick and so didn't take note of who was making the ad (bottle or formula company) so I just wondered if anyone else has seen this.

It annoyed me so much at the time though- I would still like to write a letter to the advertiser or the mag or both, if I knew who to write!


I think it is demeaning to BFing moms to act like we don't even exist.
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It's even worse to imply that cow's milk is "fresher" and better for human babies!
 

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I don't know, I think it'd be a great ad to have on hand for those 'but babies *need* formula' aruguments "see the formula companies think that human babies are cows, is your baby a cow? *My* baby isn't a cow, *my* baby is a human."
 

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This ad was one of the reasons I finally started tossing my gift subscription to Parents magazine straight in the trash upon arrival. Parents magazine is mostly just trash anyway but that was, IMHO, absolutely monstrous. Sorry you had to see it when you were sick.
 

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It actually reminds me of an illustration from the turn of the century that I remember seeing a while back. The illustration showed a baby connected to a cow by a long tube, but the point of the drawing was about how insane it was (and at that time more dangerous--given sterilization issues) not to bf your baby--since not bfing was the new fad.

Honestly that is just such a strange ad--showing a calf next to a babybaby. Like was said, "human milk for human babies, cow milk for baby cows"
 
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