Breastfeeding vs formula: Should the state step in?
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If you had to pick one solution, which one would it be?
Solution #1: Formula on prescription
-- For the minority of women who genuinely can’t breastfeed (those with insufficient glandular tissue, those on incompatible life-saving medication, those that have had mastectomies for example), we could provide a safety net: formula on prescription.
Solution #2: Taxation
-- A: Legislation could be passed demanding that formula companies transfer a proportion of their profits over to the state, a kind of corporate tax. The state could then spend this money on redressing the harms brought about by formula use – the environmental decay, the burden on the health care system, and so on.
-- B: tax the parents - Instead of targeting parents’ moral consciousness (their hearts), target parents’ financial sensibilities (their wallets). People value cold hard money over theoretical health.
Solution #3: Recompense breastfeeders
-- By breastfeeding, a mother is not only preserving the optimum health of her baby and herself, she is also saving money for the state and protecting the environment to boot! She is benefiting us all. It is only reasonable that she should be rewarded for this diligence.
Solution #4: Nationalise formula production
-- A final solution would be nationialising formula production. By nationalising formula production we remove formula as an incessant white noise in our lives. Nationialising formula production will reduce the overall demand for formula.
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