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The generous people at Similac just sent me a very large package in the mail. I felt like I was getting a present!<br><br>
Can you belive that wonderful company sending me 2 FREE containers of formula and a book to <b>help me to breastfeed!</b><br><br>
Wow, they are really thoughtful.<br><br>
Thanks Similac! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><br><br>
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Got mine a couple of weeks ago! Gee whiz, thanks!
 

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Oh and BTW-I opened it and explained to my 2 and 4 yr old about how it was propaganda...and how the company sent it to us so we would give them lots of our money and not breastfeed. I asked them "how do we feed babies?" And they said "BOOBY!" My ds is starting to get confused though because I guess of being around preschool?<br><br>
My dh was like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"><br><br>
He thinks I am turning the kids into fruitbags. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Cause I throw baby bottles away when they come with dolls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
Whats wrong with not giving them an alternative? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I actually NEED the stuff (IGT) and do you think I got anything? Not a thing! Figures...</div>
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But you see, you don't need to be converted. it's the nursing mamas they send em to it seems.
 

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My friend did an experiment when she was pregnant. She registered with similac and enfamil on their websites, one using her name, address and clicking the breastfeeding only box, then she registered using her maiden name and her mothers address and checking the planning to formula feed only box. Well I swear to you, she got tons more formula samples and checks to her home where she was a breastfeeder. She got mail and samples for MONTHS. Her formula feeding alter ego got minimal samples and checks.<br><br>
Its truly disgusting what the formula companies are allowed to get away with!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My friend did an experiment when she was pregnant. She registered with similac and enfamil on their websites, one using her name, address and clicking the breastfeeding only box, then she registered using her maiden name and her mothers address and checking the planning to formula feed only box. Well I swear to you, she got tons more formula samples and checks to her home where she was a breastfeeder. She got mail and samples for MONTHS. Her formula feeding alter ego got minimal samples and checks.<br><br>
Its truly disgusting what the formula companies are allowed to get away with!</div>
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Yep. I've also heard from friends that once you start using hte checks, they start coming in smaller denominations. Like,they start out with an $8 check, then a $5, then $1. I always got the big money ones, because I never use them.<br><br>
Meanwhile, I just got the same package, but from Enfamil. "Breastfeeding" book and all. The main advice is "if you're going to supplement, wait until 4-6 weeks"....and the box arrived the day dd turned 4 weeks. Coincidence? Hmm....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My friend did an experiment when she was pregnant. She registered with similac and enfamil on their websites, one using her name, address and clicking the breastfeeding only box, then she registered using her maiden name and her mothers address and checking the planning to formula feed only box. Well I swear to you, she got tons more formula samples and checks to her home where she was a breastfeeder. She got mail and samples for MONTHS. Her formula feeding alter ego got minimal samples and checks.<br><br>
Its truly disgusting what the formula companies are allowed to get away with!</div>
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EVIL!<br><br>
I always say I'm a breastfeeder! Cause in my heart I am, it's my boobs that don't work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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I would call the company. This is was I did with my samples. I called and asked to speak to a manager. And said "I my name is Mandie Lastname, and I need to speak to you about your company's deliberate sabotage of breastfeeding relationships." I went on my speech for several minutes and she apologized, said she would speak to her manager, and then said "Why don't you just pass that can along to another new mother who needs it?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"> Needless to say, that was the end of our conversation. At least I feel like one person at the company heard from a breastfeeding mother about what her company was doing.
 

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I got one before I gave birth and then we moved and I got another one and by baby is 7 moths old<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: "for your new arrival" yeah um a little late suckuahs! The book was laughable! oh yeah we just got a book of coupons. silly similac!
 

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Here's my stupid question of the day: how did they get your information in the first place? How do they know you had a baby???<br><br>
My friends have all recieved the samples in the mail, but I have yet to get a single thing. Is it becuase I refused all of the feebies in the hospital and threw a fit? Or is it becuase babe was in the NICU so we were kind of "off the grid" for awhile?<br><br>
It seems to me that if it is the hospital releasing your information to these companies, that would be a violation of privacy laws, right??
 

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I was wondering the same thing but I just figured it out:<br><br>
I registered with Target. Awwww crap. I am in for like 3 years of effing junk mail now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl">:
 

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my baby isnt even here yet-but my due date is in 2 weeks....<br><br>
So "Incase breastfeeding doesnt work out" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ... Or "In case you dont have any milk" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Or...something else....??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was wondering the same thing but I just figured it out:<br><br>
I registered with Target. Awwww crap. I am in for like 3 years of effing junk mail now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl">:</div>
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ooohhhh. But I registered at Target, too, and all I got was some coupons for Target stuff and two months of Cookie magazine.
 

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Hey, how nice of them to give a gift to your local foodbank!<br><br>
If only I could have passed along those stupid checks - I wish someone could have used them.
 

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Yes, they sent me lots with my first 2. They must have given up when I didn't use it because I haven't gotten anything so far this time!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Here's my stupid question of the day: how did they get your information in the first place? How do they know you had a baby???<br><br>
My friends have all recieved the samples in the mail, but I have yet to get a single thing. Is it becuase I refused all of the feebies in the hospital and threw a fit? Or is it becuase babe was in the NICU so we were kind of "off the grid" for awhile?<br><br>
It seems to me that if it is the hospital releasing your information to these companies, that would be a violation of privacy laws, right??</div>
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it is the hospital. i registered at babies r us and bye bye baby as well as online. but, it was a homebirth, no formula stuff from us. i have a friend who lost a baby and got a box of formula- she was too early to register- it was the hospital. they break all the rules when it comes to formula.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My friend did an experiment when she was pregnant. She registered with similac and enfamil on their websites, one using her name, address and clicking the breastfeeding only box, then she registered using her maiden name and her mothers address and checking the planning to formula feed only box. Well I swear to you, she got tons more formula samples and checks to her home where she was a breastfeeder. She got mail and samples for MONTHS. Her formula feeding alter ego got minimal samples and checks.<br><br>
Its truly disgusting what the formula companies are allowed to get away with!</div>
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OMG that is horrible.<br><br>
Do these people in marketing have consciences or are they put through rigorous testing to remove any ethics?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">it is the hospital. i registered at babies r us and bye bye baby as well as online. but, it was a homebirth, no formula stuff from us. i have a friend who lost a baby and got a box of formula- she was too early to register- it was the hospital. they break all the rules when it comes to formula.</div>
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Now that is pathetic!!!!!!! When the nurse tried to force the formula on me, I kept refusing and brought the neonatologist in the room, and he totally backed me up. Then I mentioned ethics, and she shut up. It is disgusting that the hospital would release our personal information to formula companies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 
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