Glasses on formula-fed baby

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Glasses on formula-fed baby
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Fri, 09-12-2003 - 9:26pm
http://www.parentschoiceformula.com/

Take a look at this link...it is discussing the ARA/DHA formulae that are now avail. at Wal-Mart. There is a baby with glasses part way down the page. Given that DHA/ARA is supposed to enhance visual development (-sic) is this supposed to say to ppl that babies fed this formula are still more likely to need glasses than their bfed counterparts?

This is partly tongue-in-cheek since I think their photo of the glasses baby is more to try and show an "intelligent" (ie nerd-like) baby, for the "enhanced intelligence" (-sic) but I did think it funny that it seemed a bit contradictory on the visual side of things...

;-)

Fio.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 09-13-2003 - 10:24am
it's definitely tongue and cheek, but i disagree that its meant to show intelligence. i see the baby has a "penny-pincher," look at the calculator he's holding.

all this ad does is call attention to how expensive *any* brand of formula is (when compared to the free gold-standard of breastmilk).

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 09-13-2003 - 11:10pm
That's a good observation and you may be right about the penny pinching. Interesting thought...

Fio.

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Registered: 09-12-2003
Wed, 09-17-2003 - 5:20pm
I don't know about what they intended to say, but my 2 1/2 year old son was breastfed and wears glasses. He's also had 4 eye muscle surgeries (his dad and I had them as children, too), so I don't think that a formula or breastmilk can overcome genetics! Just my two cents :). I do agree that it was silly to put a baby with glasses on the page while promoting the formula as helping vision. Maybe they should drink some of the formula and get some use out of the "enhanced intellegence" ingredients! :)