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Old 10-08-2013, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: The generation that the doctors betrayed

Originally Posted by Jeff Almeyda View Post
Does anyone think that the food companies actually believed that sugar and starch mixed with water was better than mothers milk?
I think that in the early days they were trying to provide an alternative that women would jump at because it liberated them - which it did.

I don't know of anybody who has come to significant harm from being bottle-fed. I'm still here, at least. The main issue that I have with bottle-feeding back in the day is that most women I know who were mothers at that time were told that they couldn't breast-feed because they didn't have enough milk, and they accepted this without question.

My kids didn't have a bottle until they were 12 months old, but I think formula milk is a wonderful invention. Not every woman can or even wants to feed her children herself.
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