Originally Posted by Jeff Almeyda
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.