I don't like deceptive marketing practices, especially when my children's health is involved.
C.J. turned a month old yesterday, and I finally had time to open my "breastfeeding gifts" from the hospital. These breastfeeding bags are of course promotions for formula companies. A million articles on why breastfeeding moms don't need formula samples are on the Internet. Even more exist why hospitals should not market formula. So I won't write about that, but my experience.
Before I left the hospital, a nurse walked in with these pretty bags:
|They look nice enough.|
|"And Similac." It's got the same ingredients, see?|
|All ready to go - complete with coupons.|
|Conflicting advice - do they start with Similac, or breastfeeding?|
|Breastfeeding bottles - and formula in case you decide to mix it.|
|That's what breastfeeding moms need - powder. For what I don't know.|
|The worst? The March of Dimes puts its name on this deceptive practice.|