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Do you think hospitals should give away formula to women who have just given bir

  1. LauraGT profile image93
    LauraGTposted 6 years ago

    Do you think hospitals should give away formula to women who have just given birth?

  2. breathe2travel profile image79
    breathe2travelposted 6 years ago

    I think giving formula to mothers of newborns is a brilliant marketing strategy by the formula makers.  Hospitals can be a conduit of such a marketing program.  However, for hospitals to "give away" formula?  No.  Because somewhere, someone is paying for it -- like my $32 a piece tylenol III -- I paid for its administration.  Had we known, my husband would have filled the prescription and brought it to me to take on my own.

  3. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    If the supplies are provided at no cost to the hospital for the new mother, then great - a nice idea.  But...if there is any cost to anyone down the line, I would be against it.

  4. emimemo profile image79
    emimemoposted 6 years ago

    I received free formula samples in the hospital. It is good marketing for the company and I am not against it. If you want to stay with just breastfeeding, you do not have to give formula to your baby. As long as the hospital is not forcing you to use the formula, I don't think there is any problem. I think breastfeeding is healther for babies, but nice to have options.

  5. Ciel Clark profile image81
    Ciel Clarkposted 6 years ago

    I am against it.  There is no such thing as a free sample, and  I don't like it when the big companies are influencing our doctors.

    I think information from the hospital is great-- tell the new mothers all the details, but don't let outside businesses come in and add their own agenda.

  6. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    No, they should do everything they can to encourage natural feeding.  To give away baby milk would turn the whole thing into a commercial charade by the companies making all sorts of deals to get their name up top.  Health care and especially chilldbirth is not a commercial battleground.

  7. peramore20 profile image80
    peramore20posted 6 years ago

    No, I don't think so. I think we should do more to encourage breastfeeding, not encourage bottle feeding. I know when I gave birth, they gave us a huge case of it and so did my OB/GYN's office. I felt horrible because I had absolutely no intention of bottle feeding, but I had tons of formula that I had to give away.

  8. nicolestrovich548 profile image61
    nicolestrovich548posted 5 years ago

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