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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.'<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I think it is demeaning to BFing moms to act like we don't even exist. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br>
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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I don't recall who does the ad, but I DO remember seeing that one!! Prob some bottle co. ...????
 

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Playtex does it. It is either for a bottle or a sippy cup. I am sure it is for an insulated sippy. Yeah, I find that ad disturbing.
 

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Time to play "find the lie in this ad".<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
My, and I dare say here, OUR babies all had/have milk much fresher, did/do they not?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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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.<br><br>
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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You know, I should just leave this alone because it is only a ridiculous ad. But I love to pick apart idiotic stuff. But, ummm, last I heard, baby cows did not lactate. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 
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