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Thursday, August 02, 2007Lactivist reader Jess shot me an email last night to tell me about an email that showed up in her inbox this week.
I don't know if you got the e-mail but I had to show you this! With National Breastfeeding Month I've been getting lots of "Breastfeeding E-mails." I got one today saying "FREE Breastfeeding Support Kit." I opened the e' and the pic didn't load so I don't know exactly what was in the pic but I followed the link thinking free nursing pads...something I could use. This is what it opened to (link just said "click here")
(I'm not going to link to the page because I don't want to send them traffic, but here's a screen shot of what she got.)
Read the text very carefully, especially the last paragraph.
I kept thinking to myself "of course this kit is specially designed for breastfeeding moms! The formula feeding moms are already buying your product!"
The second thought that popped into my head was all of those commercials from Phillip Morris telling you to stop smoking.
Every time I see one, I think to myself "Why the heck would I take advice on how to quit smoking from the people who sell me cigarettes?"
Gotta say...I see this as the exact same thing.
I'll say it again...I have zero, nada, zip problem with formula feeding moms. But formula companies? Sometimes they make me throw up in my mouth a little bit.