News: New & Improved Formula Might Be Just as Good as Breastmilk

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News: New & Improved Formula Might Be Just as Good as Breastmilk
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Tue, 04-10-2012 - 7:19pm
New & Improved Formula Might Be Just as Good as Breastmilk
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Registered: 07-11-2006

>>Formula might be just as good as breastmilk....this is good for the breastfeeding group too! <<

And may I ask this author, "On what planet do you live?"

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Maybe the International Formula Council planet? It wouldn't surprise me if this author had some connections to the IFC. This is just the sort of propaganda style they like to use where you make an implication that has no evidence to support it but it stated with weasel words like "might be just as good" which could also mean it might not be just as good too. Since the evidence is lacking either way to support or disprove that statement they can also claim they only said it "might" if it turns out as it most certainly will that it does not make formula just as good as BM. Unfortunately too many moms will read that as "this improvement know makes formula just as good as BM" because that is what they want to hear. Logic though should tell any informed individual that just the lack of antibodies alone in formula is enough to not qualify as "just as good as BM".

Unfortunately, if you read the comments on the article, there are many formula defenders who are lashing out at BF advocates who criticize the title of the article and the implication in the article that this new claimed improvement to formula has a real shot of making it just as good as BM. It think that these FF'rs lashing out are just upset that what they wanted to hear turns out to not be based on sound logic or good evidence and so they are taking it out on the messenger. It sort of like if a Elvis fan really believes that he still walks the earth alive and well and so choose not to contradict them because it makes them feel better, except in the case of formula they are putting their babies at risks health-wise if they are FF'ing by choice due to this false belief.

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Registered: 07-11-2006

>> It sort of like if a Elvis fan... <<

:)