I’m a healthy full-term baby. I’m exclusively breastfed.
I trust that my Mommy knows best, so please ask her, _________ (mother’s name), whether it’s okay to give me anything other than her milk. This includes water, glucose syrup, formula, and even pacifiers.
I eat on-cue.
But please help my Mommy to breastfeed me every 1-3 hours while we’re in the hospital by tending to her childbirth recovery needs while she tends to mine.
I need to stay with my Mommy at all times.
Her designated birth partner, ________(birth partner’s name) will stay with me in the event that I might need to leave her side (let’s do all of my pediatric check-ups at the side of her bed or in her arms! Thanks!).
We’re both new to this, so we like to consider all decisions together very carefully.
- We decided to postpone my first bath, so…
Mommy will let you know when it’s okay to bathe me.
- Also, I don’t want an unnecessary surgery right now, so…
whether I’m a boy or a girl, my genitals will remain intact.
- We have a limited list of approved visitors, so…
please double-check about visitors because we need private time to bond.
With love and trust,
What is The WHO Code?
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.