Tag Archives: Aggressive Formula Marketing

Booby Traps Series: Direct-to-mom formula marketing, or “How did all that formula end up on my doorstep?”

Did you wake one morning to find a case of formula you never ordered on your doorstep? Here’s one way it may have ended up there. For years formula companies have relied on hospitals to promote their products through “gift … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/05/2013

Booby Traps™ Series: Podcast interview on Booby Traps in pregnancy

As part of our series on Booby Traps™ in pregnancy, here’s a wonderful podcast interview with Danielle Rigg, co-founder of Best for Babes. We talked about things you should and shouldn’t experience at your prenatal visits, how to find a … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/31/2011

Babeworthy: Formula Companies Get Creative

Did you catch these Babeworthy stories in the news this week?! 1.  Similac’s had an app for that for a few months and now Mead-Johnson, maker of Enfamil, is tossing their hat in the ring with their ExpectingBaby iPhone app. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/27/2011

Booby Traps Series: Does your OB follow Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine protocols?

This is the sixth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. I have a dentist appointment later this week.  And while I can’t say I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/23/2011

Booby Traps Series: When a gift from your OB is not a gift at all

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Did you receive a formula gift bag at your obstetrician or midwife’s office?  That’s the topic of … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/10/2011

Booby Traps Series: What you should hear (and not hear) at your prenatal visits

This is the second in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Last week I wrote about one of the first Booby Traps™ many moms encounter:  providers’ lack of … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/23/2011

Booby Traps Series: What your OB doesn’t know can hurt breastfeeding.

This is the first in a series of posts on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Oh, those first visits to the OB after you found out you were pregnant. You remember, right?  The … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/16/2011

An Open Letter to Rufus Griscom, CEO of Babble.com: Why is the Similac Booby Trap Back?

Do you remember Phdinparenting’s fantastic post, “Similac and Babble.com Team Up to Dupe Breastfeeding Moms“?  In the aftermath of outraged reader comments, letters to Babble.com, a flurry of Twitter activity and a frenzy of posts on various Facebook pages (including ours), Babble.com quietly removed the formula … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/01/2010

Weekly Wrap-Up 9/26: Similac Recall, Formula Facts, Nursing Bra Art, Fab Spa Night & Benefit!

By Elita of Blacktating.com for the Best for Babes Foundation ©2010 This week nothing had more people buzzing than the recall of over 5 million cans of Similac infant formula after it was discovered that beetles may have gotten into … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/27/2010

Indepent Films on Breastfeeding & Donor Milk To Hit Film Festivals

Another sign that we’ve reached the turning point in the breastfeeding movement is that there are several independent films in the works that have to do with breastfeeding and donor milk.    I was a little disappointed that Michael Moore’s film … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/19/2010