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Wal-Mart Offers "Nutrition and Feeding Educational Seminar" for New Moms

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Yeah, that caught your eye didn't it. It's not quite what you think...or maybe it is.

Either way, Colleen Newman has an interesting idea.

Over at My Baby and More (her blog) she mentions that Wal-Mart is planning an "All Things Baby" event on February 3rd. She writes...

Wal-Mart has dreamed up an event, most likely to boost their declining sales this year, called "All Things Baby", which is scheduled for February 3rd. Go to their "All Things Baby" event and receive: "Bundles of information and helpful ideas and solutions." And . . . drum roll please . . . You can even enjoy a "complimentary gift bag with samples (while supplies last)!!"

Hmmm . . . I wonder what those generous samples will be? I’ll give you a hint . . . "Take part in an exclusive Nutrition & Feeding Educational Seminar sponsored by Similac".

Colleen suggests that she just might head to her local event to take part in a little lactivism. I can't help but wonder about the idea myself.

Can you imagine some new moms sitting down for that seminar and then all of a sudden, half a dozen or more of them put baby to breast?

It brings a smile to my face. Especially since the Wal-Mart nearest me hassled a breastfeeding mom earlier this year.

I don't know if I've got the energy to try and push for a nation-wide nurse-in at this event, but part of me says that it would be an awful lot of fun.

I dunno...what do you guys think?


  1. Blogger Strikethru | 9:53 AM |  

    I am slightly mixed on the formula samples issue, although I understand that for the majority of moms, they are a disincentive to breastfeed and so overall, a bad idea. In my case, I gave birth at a hospital that banned them, and has a VERY supportive pro-breastfeeding culture with a breastfeeding center and automatically scheduled lactation consultation follow-ups, and so with that help, breastfeeding worked great for me. The formula came later in the mail from those sneaky people at Similac. I admit I didn't mind, and used it to mix with cereal (I am not the most prolific pumper and save my milk for bottles while I am at work). It saved me some money. I am possibly digressing here, but I guess I am wondering what others think about whether it is ever legitimate for formula companies to market their product, and if so, how? I notice the samples I was sent had much info in the print material about how breast is best, and how to breastfeed. Is that mandatory for formula companies now?

    Anyway, I sure wish all hospitals were as supportive of breastfeeding as mine was. THAT was the key for me.

  2. Blogger Evie | 2:32 PM |  

    I think this is a great idea!
    I'll help in any way that I can.

  3. Blogger Darlene | 5:42 PM |  

    Jennifer, I'm in! And I know someone who would just love to be in that audience with her beautiful little breastfeeding daughter!

    If you hear from others in the
    Fort Lauderdale area, maybe we can pick one location and have a breastfeeding presence.


  4. Anonymous Anonymous | 7:49 PM |  

    Those t-shirts are REALLY funny! Awesome!

  5. Blogger JudyBright | 9:27 PM |  

    Y'all can nurse there publicly, I'll just load up on facts and keep interrupting with "innocent" questions about breastmilk and formula companies and ingredients and whatnot. ;)

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