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to think MN shouldn't support boots co-advertising newborn bottle sets and "follow on" milk

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ICBINEG Thu 10-Jan-13 12:30:00

when there's a national campaign on to promote BF?

Presumably this advert passes the letter of the law regarding the non-advertising/non-special offers on formula for new born's but it defies the spirit in every way possible.

AIBU to expect a little more social responsibility from MN?

flatpackhamster Thu 10-Jan-13 12:31:38

What's "socially irresponsible" about bottle feeding?

Fancydrawers Thu 10-Jan-13 12:31:52

Oh get a grip. Some women formula feed. Deal with it and perhaps worry a bit more about what's going on in your own life.

mrsjay Thu 10-Jan-13 12:33:28

social responsibility what so what you mean is formula is not a choice and MN shouldn't be supporting choice.

it is not advertising formula it is advertising bottles and follow on milk which isn't in the advertising ban yabu and ignorant,

Longdistance Thu 10-Jan-13 12:33:34

I'll hand you my very first biscuit

LaCiccolina Thu 10-Jan-13 12:34:14

MN does. It promotes both extensively. Maybe pay more attention?

TapirBackRider Thu 10-Jan-13 12:34:37


MummytoMog Thu 10-Jan-13 12:35:07


Follow on milk is awesome stuff - when I had to go back to work and couldnt' BF any more both my kids found it incredibly soothing and I found it very reassuring that they were still getting lots of calcium. Neither of the little buggers will drink cows milk.

LegoAcupuncture Thu 10-Jan-13 12:35:23

So you want MN to decline membership to those who bottle feed as well?

Hemlet Thu 10-Jan-13 12:37:06

YABU. Many women can't breastfeed for whatever reason and should have easy access to other options available.

Not everyone can physically do it, you know.

mrsjay Thu 10-Jan-13 12:37:48

it doesnt say formula has to go int he bottles some women express milk

AnyaKnowIt Thu 10-Jan-13 12:38:48

Bloody hell, don't go near the bottle and breastfeed topic then hmm

ICBINEG Thu 10-Jan-13 12:39:06

fair enough...AIBU to expect social responsibility from MN. Won't do it again....

fairylightsandtinsel Thu 10-Jan-13 12:39:07

Oh this is going to go well hmm. Have a biscuit and a grip.

sockmuppet Thu 10-Jan-13 12:39:11


If your going to be passionate about something let it be for something not against something. In this case be for choice not for censorship.

Why do you care how other women choose to feed their babies and why does mumsnet need to show preference to a side?

CheCazzo Thu 10-Jan-13 12:39:48

Horribly presumptuous of you to infer that those who cannot or CHOOSE not to bf are 'socially irresponsible'. Actually - how fucking dare you?

ICBINEG Thu 10-Jan-13 12:40:21

mrsjay there are lots of choices....not all of them are social responsible.

BigShinyBaubles Thu 10-Jan-13 12:40:32

YABU. I bottle fed all my 3 ds.. was I being socially unresponsible?

ICBINEG Thu 10-Jan-13 12:40:41

che I didn't...but you apparently did.....

mrsjay Thu 10-Jan-13 12:41:10

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sockmuppet Thu 10-Jan-13 12:41:11

Honest question OP, why do you care so much how others choose to feed their babies? What does it matter to you confused

ICBINEG Thu 10-Jan-13 12:41:32

big likewise. I haven't said choosing to FF is irresponsible. In many cases it saves your babies life.

ADVERTISING FF is socially irresponsible.

Fancydrawers Thu 10-Jan-13 12:41:36

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ICBINEG Thu 10-Jan-13 12:41:57

I dont care how you feed your baby, I care that companies advertise about how you should feed your baby

AnyaKnowIt Thu 10-Jan-13 12:42:02

ADVERTISING FF is socially irresponsible.


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