I honestly believe that this is out of line and that forumla companies shouldn't be printing this on their boxes.
I bought formula about a month ago.
Not that I need to explain myself but I will anyway.
I was having problems breastfeeding my son, who's a month and a week old.
I started EBF when he turned 2 weeks.
So anyways, I bought formula as a back up in case I couldn't BF.
Well, last week, I read on the box that it said: "breastfeeding is the best."
Even though that I now EBF, I still find that offensive.
there are mothers out there who try like hell to bf but can't because of medical reasons or maybe because they aren't producing enough.
whatever the case may be, i feel that is a really shitty thing to put on a box of forumla.
i feel that it would make a mother feel shitty about having to use the formula.
it's bad enough that they feel like a failure because their body failed at being about to bf but now they have to put up with society having to remind her all of the time how SHE is a shitty mom because SHE failed at being able to breastfeed.
i honestly think that it's out of line and that the Enfamil company has no right printing that on their boxes.
even if nothing was wrong with her and she just decided that she didn't want to bf, who the hell cares!! that's her decision, why cause her to feel guilty about that shit??
i can understand how it would be ok to encourage her to bf but if she doesn't want to or can't then just respect it. but don't rub it in her face.
the thing that i don't understand is: why would a formula company try to encourage mothers to breastfeed? they would be losing money that way.
it's like the cigarette company printing on each pack of cigarettes that smoking is bad and you shouldn't do it.
why would they try to encourage that? they are the ones that would be losing out on money. I was going to take a picture of it to post on here but i gave the box away to my neighbor because her co-worker formula feeds her week old daughter, so i gave it away.