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July 20, 2008 at 8:08 pm Comments (2)

Boycott of Heinz for Doubling Price of Infant formula

Heinz replaced Farley’s formula with a new product called Heinz Nurture which has added betapol to reduce constipation – one common side-effect of infant formula – at double the price of Farley’s formula.  Heinz is facing a boycott by angry mothers.  That is good, but those mothers are forgetting one thing: they don’t need any infant formula because they have got a superior product, for free, that they naturally produce.  It is called breastmilk.

Comments

  1. Nicole at July 25, 2008:

    A-men! It disgusts me how quick mothers in our society are to look to formula when we produce the most perfect food for our children! I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not really because breastfeeding is hard (yes, there are challenges, but they can be overcome with the help of a LLL leader, IBCLC, etc.); it’s because QUITTING is just too easy, what with all the free formula samples & coupons delivered directly to a new mother’s door, the relentless and enticing advertising, and (the most disgusting part, in my opinion) the encouragement to quit by our own doctors (I experienced this just a few days ago)! It’s sad, really.

  2. Dr. Naomi Baumslag at July 26, 2008:

    Thanks for your comment, and I agree – however I hope that through my actions as well as those of others, we can change this sad situation.