Through the Black Breastfeeding blog, I found Motherwear's blog (Dude, how long has Motherwear had a blog? I had no idea.).
There, I found this which leaves me absolutely aghast and absolutely furious.
Were you sold out for a sandwich?
I know this marketing aimed at hospital staff happens. I'm just floored by the details. I'm also furious about the ethical issues that are being ignored.
After my girls were born, there was a recall on preemie formula. It was found to have potentially life-threatening contaminants. Luckily, my girls never got formula, so we never had to worry. Breastfeeding was EXTREMELY difficult for a good chunk of time, though. What if I had been swayed by the L&D and NICU nurses with their "Good Start" pins and free formula? My children could have been killed. I would have had to BURY MY BABIES, but hey, it's all good. The nurses would have gotten a slice of pizza thanks to their friendly Nestle rep. My kids' lives traded for lunch? That certainly sounds like a fair exchange, don't ya think?