In response to a Selma Hayek question a mom posted that these women would be "happy for formula". That is not the case, in fact unicef is trying to get companies like Nestle to STOP giving formula to poorer countries because babies are not getting the nourishment they need. Nor are they thriving. Breast milk is the perfect nutrition for babies in developing countries, in fact, it's what helps them survive into toddler/preschool age. Even if the mother doesn't have an adequate food source she is able to provide the best for her child. If she can't someone else who nurses can, wet nurses are very common even in underdeveloped countries. There is a set of videos called "formula for disaster" by unicef on youtube. 5 of them total, which show the damage formula companies are doing, in countries like the Philippines. What Selma Hayek did was wonderful, it wouldn't have been wonderful had she brought a can of formula for the child.Answer Question
Answer by TanyaR1024 at 10:38 AM on Feb. 12, 2009
I am not a BF mom. I pumped for a while with 2 of mine but one I did not. I DO NOT believe it's the begin all and end all of child nutrition. HOWVER, formula in these countries is an AFUL idea because many of these people can't get to a clean water supply. How are they supposed to mix the formula? Would they ONY get ready mixed? That's REALLY expensive. I think BF in these places is DEFINENTLY the safest option!!
Answer by momof030404 at 10:40 AM on Feb. 12, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Feb. 12, 2009
No, not unless there is no other option. But if there are wet nurses available then why not use that option instead of formula? I think formula should still be an option, but not to the extent it is used now. Only in severe cases where there is absolutely no other choice for food for the baby (and I think that would be very rare if you were to seriously use all other resources, or unless there is some sort of breast milk intolerance issue).
Answer by anime_mom619 at 10:47 AM on Feb. 12, 2009
Answer by passionmom119 at 10:50 AM on Feb. 12, 2009
Next question overall
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