Big discount on baby formula,
October 7, 2000 4:03 PM   Subscribe

Big discount on baby formula, which doesn't seem like a big deal, but what gets me is the widespread belief that its evil drug-dealers doing this and not people living in poverty who are forced to steal to feed their babies.
posted by skallas (4 comments total)
Did someone outlaw breastfeeding?
posted by Steven Den Beste at 4:07 PM on October 7, 2000

No, but if the mother isn't getting enough nourishment, where's the nourishment her child needs?

Or if she can't produce milk, or if she has to work 16 hours a day to afford to take care of her child, or..., or..., or.

There's many, many reasons why mothers can't or don't breastfeed, and most women I've known with babies (okay, it's less than 10, but none are especially unusual) use forumla to augment regular breastfeeding.

posted by cCranium at 6:26 PM on October 7, 2000

It's interesting to me to note that the exact same name brand formula is sold just across the border in Mexico for less than 1/3 of the price paid on this side of the Rio Grande. For Instance, Similac $10-12 here, Similacto $3. Hey maybe I should start selling the stuff on eBay?
posted by tpruett at 9:24 PM on October 7, 2000

Maybe the stuff sold in other countries, while branded and labeled the same, isn't exactly FDA approved?
posted by Ptrin at 10:17 AM on October 8, 2000

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