The following was posted by Babycenter community user Elsinora on the site’s page The Debate Team here. It’s a classic must-read. Thanks, Elsinora! YOU ROCK.
This is in no way a complete list. Why? Because the FDA doesn’t keep a permanent record of recalls, so they often disappear without trace after a short period of time. Still, from this brief list (if you consider it brief, comparatively at least), you’ll notice a pattern: it’s the same companies that have recalls….over and over and over and over again.
This is not a formula-bashing post. These are the facts, however, and anyone who’s responsible for feeding infants may find it useful to be aware of this. If you use formula, you might consider spending your money on a company that generates product for a smaller part of the market (Nestle, Mead Johnson, and Abbott are the major companies that account for a whopping 90% of U.S. formulas).
Without further ado, let’s get to know these companies’ track records.
This Nursaholic in Buenos Aires protects a tomb while protecting her tots…
All you need to breastfeed is a boob, a baby, and milk. But don’t tell that to whoever shares your bills! What you really need is an excuse to shop. Here’s some nice-to-haves for the weeks, months, or years that you end up breastfeeding. Yep, more stuff to add to the laundry pile and to claim needed closet space, but you know what I say — with great shopping comes great responsibility!