Gerber Good Start Formula Commerical
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June 8th, 2010, 04:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: B.C., Canada
I think that all companies should be held to a standard of honesty in advertising but at the end of the day every company - even those that make things that aren't great for us, like McDonald's and formula and pesticides etc - are still going to get as close to the line as they can to get your business. Corporations are also legally required to make as much money as they can for the stakeholder - that is their literal function. Not to teach people, or be "good" corporate citizens, but to make money.
From a "gut" perspective, of course I think it's dishonest to imply things that may or may not be true or to try ot convince people that something is a great or equal food source. But at the end of the day, it's not the company's job to ensure that message gets out, just as it is not the job of oil companies to make sure we know how bad it is to burn fossil fuels
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I hate forumal companies, and I FF'd my first. They lie a lot, they mislead consumers, and formula does kill babies. I'm reading The Politics of Breastfeeding and it's a real eye opener for me about formula companies. I don't believe they really care much about the health of babies, and I think they are all for the money. Promoting a product like this is so different than anything else. Most babies cannot tolerate formula because of the milk and casein in it, and soya formula is really bad for babies. Although it's not their job to tell women that breastmilk is better for their babies,
I think it would be best if they did remind women that it is better for babies to have breastmilk
They do. Although maybe more here than in the US? But every container of formula I've ever seen, and any literature I've ever seen, has the "it's best for you and baby to breastfeed" message on it. Some have it on the lid so that when you open the lid of powdered formula, that's what you see... of course, I'm sure they only do this because they are required to by law, but I can guarantee they DO do it.
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I'm just going come right out and say it: I'm
formula companies are working at making better baby formula. It would be awesome if every mother nursed her babies, but that's just not reality, so I'm really glad to see them adding probiotics because its incredibly healthy for baby's gut flora, and can help prevent some of the tummy troubles that formula can trigger. ?
Ditto this. I've thought this before but not had the nerve to say it might be a good thing if they are "improving" formulas. So thanks for saying it
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