BabyNes: Like a Coffee Maker for Babies

Eager to repeat the success of its Nespresso coffee makers, Nestlé has rolled out machines that make tea, smoothies, and now baby formula....more

The Politics of Mother's Milk

You may have heard the old adage that “money is the mother’s milk of politics,” but money also has a lot to do with the politics of mother’s milk. Last week Rep. Michele Bachmann, R., Minn., criticized Michelle Obama for announcing that she would work to encourage breastfeeding as part of her campaign against childhood obesity, accusing the First Lady of encouraging a “new definition” of a “nanny state.”...more

Ahhh, I wondered what in the world would make those two come out against breastfeeding, when ...more

Similac recall: new FDA data on beetle-infested formula, other recalls too

A few days ago I received a plain white envelope in the mail from Abbott, the infant formula manufacturer. Inside was a form letter, telling me that the company was voluntarily recalling some of its cans of Similac powdered formula because they may contain beetle parts. The news was jarring; while I had just started my six-month-old son on solids, I wasn’t planning on including beetle bits on the menu....more

FAQ: Similac Recall 2010

      Why was the formula recalled?...more

Similac Infant Formula Recall Due to Potential Beetle Contamination

Certain Similac-brand baby formulas are currently part of a voluntary recall in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and parts of the Caribbean after quality testing showed a potential presence of a small common beetle. The FDA has decided that the formula does not pose an immediate health risk but there is a potential for infants that consume the product to experience some gastrointestinal discomfort. ...more

My son consumed an entire container of the recalled product and at least half of a second ...more

Tell Nestlé that formula doesn't PROTECT babies

I should add that my quote from my previous post, "The thing is, all of those protections and ...more

If you think formula feeding isn't "that bad"...

...then you just plain don't know any better. This is just a teeeeny, tiny bit of education (you know.. research, data, cold hard facts) about how dumb it is to formula feed when you don't have to. Wake up ladies!  And settle in for a "tough love" rant about what you're really doing. ...more

Melamine Found in United States Infant Formula

Melamine, the harmful chemical found in Chinese infant formula, that killed at least 3 babies and made as many as 50,000 sick, has been detected in trace amounts in infant formula sold in the United States. The FDA says it found traces of melamine in samples of the top-selling infant formula, but the amounts found no pose no danger.  However, the FDA said just last month that they are unable to determine any level of melamine exposure that is safe.  ...more