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Does it bother anyone else the pregnancy group is sponsored...

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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By Similac?!?!?

"Moms are talking about the benefits of formula feeding?"

"Moms are taking about why they've chosen to formula feed their little ones."

I have formula fed before but I definitely didn't WANT to and it hurt to do so. I think this type of advertising and the fact a formula company is sponsoring a group is sad.
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MonarchMom22
by on Jun. 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM
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This is a for-profit website, making money off of advertising. So I make not surprised that a formula company wants to be on the forum for pregnancy. that is the direction of advertising and marketing today... Product placement in movies and TV, postings on websites - often in the guise of discussions groups, and targeted popups based on your web browsing history.

It doesn't bother me since I expect it as a business model.  

Hospitals and doctors giving samples, or displaying advertising is another story.  That suggests strongly that they endorse formula feeding.  

tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jun. 9, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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The ads are all over the site, even in this group.  Dont' criticize CM or your post goes POOF

KylersMom8-16-7
by Silver Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM
They can delete my post. I'm not saying CM sucks but they certainly would if they deleted my post for having an opinion...

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

The ads are all over the site, even in this group.  Dont' criticize CM or your post goes POOF

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KylersMom8-16-7
by Silver Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 11:49 AM
I know it's about money but it just bothers me...

Quoting MonarchMom22:

This is a for-profit website, making money off of advertising. So I make not surprised that a formula company wants to be on the forum for pregnancy. that is the direction of advertising and marketing today... Product placement in movies and TV, postings on websites - often in the guise of discussions groups, and targeted popups based on your web browsing history.

It doesn't bother me since I expect it as a business model.  

Hospitals and doctors giving samples, or displaying advertising is another story.  That suggests strongly that they endorse formula feeding.  

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Mom2Just1
by Silver Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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It does. Benefits of formula feeding? I've yet to see one.
shortyali
by Alicia on Jun. 9, 2014 at 1:44 PM
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I found it funny that most of the posts are bragging how convenient it is to formula feed. I would be willing to put money on the fact that not a one of them are mixing formula the correct way.
mamabens
by Miranda on Jun. 9, 2014 at 2:10 PM
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Exactly and honestly when I ff my older two I didn't mix it correctly and it was STILL  not as convenient as bfing, 

Quoting shortyali: I found it funny that most of the posts are bragging how convenient it is to formula feed. I would be willing to put money on the fact that not a one of them are mixing formula the correct way.


winter27
by New Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 2:12 PM
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There are no benefits from formula feeding. It should be used as a last resort and advertised so.
MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Jun. 9, 2014 at 2:13 PM

I did see that. I formula fed my son so it honestly doesn't bother me.

Precious333
by Group Mod-Julia on Jun. 9, 2014 at 2:22 PM
Sucks, but it is what it is.
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