Friday, August 31, 2007

Got Milk?

As many of us have been noting for several years, it is sometimes hard to get up the outrage, when the outrages from Bu$hCo occur almost every minute. Who doesn't agree that breastfeeding a child is the best thing for the child, if a mother is able to breastfeed? Apparently the corporate whores in the Bu$hCo assministration. The Twins spent the first six weeks of their lives in the hospital, being fed their mother's milk via gavage tubes. Mama & Dada fed them, Mrs. coldH2O fed them, , the nurses fed them , even I fed them with this method. I remember the anguish that The Kid felt at times at not being able to nurse the babies. I joke a lot about bonding, but, you know, it is a true thing. To wit:

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While fathers can't nurse, well, apparently they CAN, here's a pic of a boy & his dad.

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The point of all this is that Bu$hCo has politicized everything, even the health benefits of nursing your child. If a good thing , like nursing, gets in the way of corporate profits, well, shareholders are more important than children. & once again I am outraged out, for the moment. Don't worry, I'm sure I'll bounce back, or up.
In an attempt to raise the nation's historically low rate of breast-feeding, federal health officials commissioned an attention-grabbing advertising campaign a few years ago to convince mothers that their babies faced real health risks if they did not breast-feed. It featured striking photos of insulin syringes and asthma inhalers topped with rubber nipples.

Plans to run these blunt ads infuriated the politically powerful infant formula industry, which hired a former chairman of the Republican National Committee and a former top regulatory official to lobby the Health and Human Services Department. Not long afterward, department political appointees toned down the campaign.

Via The Raw Story. My emphasis.

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