We need to be questioning our baby feeding norm in this country. We are a formula feeding culture right now in the US whether we like it or not. This means that more people feed their babies artificial baby milk then breastmilk. We are also a bottle, not breastfeeding culture. Even if we are interested in the negative health consequences of formula feeding, we want our babies to have breastmilk, we are not always breastfeeding at the breast.
When I see this partnership, Nestle and Newark, check this out if you haven’t, business, money making, is controlling our feeding choices in the United States. Not what is healthiest for all of us. This is letting the fox into the hen house! Don’t expect a lot of chickens to be left at the end of the day. It is happening right here in our lovely state of Michigan. The same kind of deal. Only we aren’t doing anything about it!
Breastfeeding is normally free or low cost so businesses are trying to getting in on the action there. Do we need a $17.00ish bottle from Medela? I don’t think so. But if Medela can convince us we do need it, they make money. It’s all about the money. Once we decide that as a culture we cannot afford to keep formula feeding because of our health, our environment, our social relations, then we will go back to what is best for babies. Our milk.