The Milky Way film tells us the truth about formula companies and how breastfed babies compared with formula babies. This can help you decide on whether or not to breastfeed your baby.
The Milky Way
Over the years, the rates for breastfeeding in America have reduced drastically. The film “The Milky Way”, tells us the reasons behind it. Today, the average American mother has a career, a home to manage as well as a baby to bring up. Breastfeeding tends to take a backseat when a mother has other responsibilities.
This is where formula companies come into play. Milky Way alleges that formula companies view babies as a “business”, and babies aren’t their passion or their duty. They add that formula companies earn around 8 billion dollars a year and use a large chunk of this money for marketing.
“The monetary returns are well worth the money they invest in doctors’ education, hospital design, pediatric organizations, research, as well as supplying free formula to hospitals, gift bags and breastfeeding “education” to mothers,” says Chantal Molnar, the producer of “The Milky Way” film.
These marketing campaigns are how they influence mothers into believing that formulas are better than breastfeeding.
The film alleges that formula leads to a much higher chance of child obesity as a result of the unnatural source of nutrients and vitamins that built their health up as a baby. More formula kids have diabetes that they should really only encounter as an adult, than breastfed kids do.
Another “advantage” of formula for American mothers is bigger boobs. Society and the sexualization of women has resulted in many mothers wanting curvy feminine bodies, and the one thing going through pregnancy gives you, is the boobs – this eliminates the need for a surgical procedure.