Six days after my baby was born, I got two free cans of formula with "complete feeding advice & resources" in the mail.
First of all, it pisses me off that someone sold my information to a formula company- not sure if it was a store where we registered or the hospital itself, but I don't like it.
How is targeted marketing like this okay? We know breast feeding is best for mom & baby, yet so many women in this country don't succeed in their breast feeding goals. Possibly because of things like this!
If I was struggling with breast feeding (it's going well, btw), having free formula in the house might be the reason I decide to give up.
It makes me mad that companies can profit this way, and that our culture is seemingly okay with it. Why is it so hard to breastfeed, but so easy to give in and use formula? I say we need more support for nursing moms, not more formula coupons and "advice" from companies trying to make a buck.