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Putting newborns on hunger suppressing supplements...does not sit well with me.<br><br>
THIS is how we combat obesity?!
 

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Another reason to make your own baby food.<br><br>
The medical profession does not have a good track record with feeding people hormones. For example, the <a href="http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040515/2395.html" target="_blank">DES</a> fiasco, the <a href="http://www.rbstfacts.org/" target="_blank">Rbst</a> scandal, <a href="http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofacts/Steroids.html" target="_blank">anabolic steroids</a> and even feeding babies <a href="http://www.mercola.com/article/soy/avoid_soy.htm" target="_blank">soy</a> products goes against the grain. In all cases there have been problems unforeseen happen, and the medical profession has not learned from its own mistakes.
 

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What an outrage. What a stupid idea.<br><br>
One step, according to <a href="http://www.ucsfhealth.org/childrens/cgi-bin/prd.cgi?action=DISPLAYDOCTOR&doctorid=1721" target="_blank">Dr. Robert Lustig</a> ("a pediatric endocrinologist at UCSF Children's Hospital, is nationally recognized in the field of neuroendocrinology, with an emphasis on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system.")<br><br>
is to simply stop serving children JUICE and Soda would go a long way to fight obesity. He says they are both harmful and cause obesity. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"><br><br>
I heard him speak locally.<br><br><a href="http://www.abc7-ucsf.com/feature/0806/juiceorsoda.htm" target="_blank">Drinking Juice is no better than soda</a><br><br>
That article covers what he talked about.<br><br>
He says that FRUCTOSE is everywhere and part of the problem.<br><br>
I'll post more later.
 

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Some research suggests that breast-fed babies are protected against obesity, while bottle-fed babies are more likely to be overweight as adults.</td>
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But apparently "Hey, why not just BF?" is just not complicated enough.<br><br>
Even if they do add leptin, there are still hundreds of ingrediants in BM not present in forumla.<br><br>
Not to mention it is HIGHLY doubtful that adding it will do any good, much less NOT be harmful.
 

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But apparently "Hey, why not just BF?" is just not complicated enough.</div>
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Yeah, or maybe it's just not lucrative enough.<br><br><br>
I am far from the ideal natural-foods parent. In fact my child has on occasion eaten things that would probably appall the average MDC member. But this really saddens me a lot.
 

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Anything to make a buck...geez.<br><br>
How 'bout...limiting TV? Increasing fruits and vegetables? Eliminating soda and juice? 30 minutes of gross motor activity a day (outside when possible)? Enough sleep for toddlers and preschoolers? Limiting candy and other "artificial high" foods?<br><br>
There's 6 things off the top of my head.<br><br>
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OMG!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"> I am so sick of this crap! Leave the food alone. Stop putting $H!T in the food! I want all food additives banned! Colors, flavors, hormones, drugs! I want my food to be <i>just</i> food!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/soapbox.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="soapbox">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OMG!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"> I am so sick of this crap! Leave the food alone. Stop putting $H!T in the food! I want all food additives banned! Colors, flavors, hormones, drugs! I want my food to be <i>just</i> food!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/soapbox.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="soapbox"></div>
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I get like this from time to time. I get so angry that something as important as our FOOD is being tampered with over and over and over.<br><br>
Also, yeah, wouldn't it be nice if somehow breastfeeding could be marketed better?
 

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Gross! Shopping scares me, really. And we don't even know what else is tampered with that they aren't telling us about... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad">
 

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Well, we could attempt to get society to be responsible. Ya know... bfing whenever possible, exercising or participating in other activity daily, eating sensibly sized portions, etc, but that'll never work! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">umm......what about the babies that are low weight that don't need leptin?</div>
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Why, you just start them on solids early. That's what we were told to do anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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

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Just another reason why I feel great about not giving meals of solids to my babies until they can feed it to themselves, and then they only get soft versions of our food.
 
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