Formula for failure?

April 25th, 2007

I was shocked to discover that the government actually provides free baby formula for low income mothers.

When did breast milk stop being free?

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  • 1. Fuzz Martin  |  April 25th, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    It’s still free, but sometimes it’s not “crack-free.”

  • 2. Administrator  |  April 25th, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    That thought makes me want to cry.

  • 3. fishaddict  |  April 27th, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    My problem is that it is for the children. Let em clarify. I was watching my child so that my wife and daughter could partake in their little vice(watching American Idol) and they had the whole show dedicated to good charities. What struck me though is that we are still spending trillions of dollars on Africa and it is not getting any better. I remember as a kid in the 70’s we had to save money to give to the starving kids in Africa. In the 80’s it was famine in Africa. I remember being on the Debate team(I was such a nerd)and having to argue to support a UN resolution to stop giving aid to many African countries due to the triage approach they had. The argument struck me when I learned that if you fund and support 1 person, in one generation you will have up to 10 new mouths needing support. This was exponential growth. Here we have people having kids with no way to support them. Yes it is sad to watch kids go without but when do we stop? My child is not well and needs special formula. We pay $75/week for ours. We also waited 15 years to have him because we needed to finish our college, buy a house in a good school district and become stable so that our children would have a good home. We got there and he is now here and we could not be happier but I am sad because we wait and plan, scrimp and save to have children in a happy, safe home while we have to support breeders that don’t seem to care about themselves much less their children. And as we are seeing welfare babies invariably grow up into welfare teens who then have more welfare babies. When does it stop?

  • 4. jp  |  April 27th, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Obviously, you do not understand the dynamics of feeding a baby.
    Did you read the part about WIC and Breastfeeding rates?

  • 5. Administrator  |  April 29th, 2007 at 6:21 am

    Yes, people are less likely to breastfeed if they get help from WIC.

  • 6. jp  |  April 29th, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    The following is a quote from the article in your post.

    “breastfeeding rates are increasing among women participating in WIC?¢‚Ǩ‚Äùboth while in the hospital immediately after giving birth, and 6 months after giving birth”

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