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Formula advertising?

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AtYourCervix Wed 26-Feb-14 08:59:00

There's a banner advert up the top for cow nd gate baby club.

Is it 'allowed'?

BikeRunSki Wed 26-Feb-14 09:01:15

Is it specifically advertising formula milk for babies under 6 months?

Nocomet Wed 26-Feb-14 09:12:27

I was just about to complain about this, I don't care if it's keeping to the letter of the rules, I don't like it.

We get mirad threads from women put under enormous pressure by friends and family to stop BFing at 6months for no reason except some odd notion that you don't BF and eat solid food (or bF with teeth).

The follow on milk industry quite calculatingly and disgracefully play on this and do all they can to reinforce your nonsense about iron levels and vitamins.

And while they state all the DCs are over 6 months they are all jolly little and they are always shown with bottles not an older child's feeding cup angry

cozietoesie Wed 26-Feb-14 11:02:31

If it's follow on, maybe read this thread.

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Wed 26-Feb-14 13:40:56

Hi everyone,


We've blocked formula milk advertising but it might be slipping through the net somehow. If you see this ad again could you post the URL that it clicks through to?

Thanks for reporting

Nocomet Wed 26-Feb-14 13:51:11

It's not formulae advertising, it's advertising a kind of Cow and Gate MN. Inviting you to login so they can bombard you with dodgy advice and adverts for ever.

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Wed 26-Feb-14 14:18:21

Hi Nocomet,

Sorry I didn't make myself very clear, Cow and Gate are blocked as part of our ban on formula milk advertising, but if someone could post the URL we can double check that it's not a variant on the URL that we have on our block list.


ColetteTech (MNHQ) Wed 26-Feb-14 15:48:27

A-ha! Is it this one?

We've just blocked it, thanks for reporting everyone.

AtYourCervix Wed 26-Feb-14 16:57:30

Yes that's it. I coildn't ind it again.


Nocomet Wed 26-Feb-14 23:37:19

Glad you found it and sentenced it to outer darkness where it belongs grin

Nocomet Thu 27-Feb-14 08:52:10

Sorry they are back on baby names, mobile site on iPhone 4S
Links to this

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Thu 27-Feb-14 10:38:00

Thanks for the URL, it shouldn't be showing on the site anymore, please let me know if you continue to see it.

ForgettableTampon Thu 27-Feb-14 12:59:17

Hi Collete have just seen that ad but no idea how to screen catch it or whatever

Viewing via Chrome on Samsung mobile using MN Mobile not the app

[not hugely useful]

ForgettableTampon Thu 27-Feb-14 13:00:19

Oh right now it's at the top of this page

AtYourCervix Thu 27-Feb-14 19:13:07

Still there. Stubborn bugger isn't it.

BettyStogs Fri 28-Feb-14 00:20:12

Still getting it on my phone

Nocomet Fri 28-Feb-14 00:52:19

It's still not gone, grrrr!

Corabell Fri 28-Feb-14 08:46:00

Still there!

ForgettableTampon Fri 28-Feb-14 08:48:23

Perhaps it's slipping through because it's advertising the "community" run by c and g not infant formula per se.

Still don't wanna see it ofc.

ForgettableTampon Fri 28-Feb-14 08:48:43

And yes, seen this morning.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 28-Feb-14 09:40:04

Argh, sorry about this.

If you could bear to click through when you see it so that you can get the URL of the page it clicks through to and let us know what that URL is, it makes it a lot easier for us to find it and block it. Thanks flowers

ForgettableTampon Fri 28-Feb-14 09:55:59

currently only seen on my mobile, how sneaky!

I'll have a fumble, see what I can do, Rowan

RighteousSausage Fri 28-Feb-14 12:13:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Nocomet Fri 28-Feb-14 12:17:48

C&G and boobs together, this annoys me!

EduCated Fri 28-Feb-14 13:03:21

Just spotted on Active

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