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

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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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