Drama in the Blogosphere…This Time It’s Nestle #nestlefamily
As much as drama drives me nuts, I can definitely say I appreciate the traffic it gives my blog – lol! This time, it’s involving Nestle and psycho activists claiming that because of Nestle’s formula, babies in third world countries are dying. What the h? Are you freaking kidding me? There is even a video posted on youtube that I think is ridiculous! I read a few comments on Twitter from those who seemed to just want to stir things up – aka “crazy makers!” You can read all about the tweets regarding Nestle using the hashtag #nestlefamily.
I feel so sad when I hear that babies are dying from anything honestly. I have 3 and couldn’t imagine my life without them. However, to blame it all on Nestle formula? Really? I can see that it is frustrating that they can’t afford the formula when they leave the hospital, but to blame infant deaths on Nestle? That’s uncalled for. Many of these women having the babies are probably not healthy to begin with. What a blessing to have a way to feed the babies while they are in the hospital so the mother can recover.
Plus, it’s one thing to say babies are dying from malnutrition or bad water sources and it’s another to say they are dying due to a specific product, or brand in this case. I honestly think these activists are just doing this for attention and that they are mad because they weren’t invited to the Nestle event. I’m bummed also that I wasn’t invited, but I’m not about to go around saying that babies are dying because of Nestle formula! Absolutely ridiculous!
Plus, when bloggers addressed Nestle about the boycott and WHO code that activists say they violated, the activists then turned to blaming Nestle for racism and slavery. Nestle answered questions about the boycott and WHO codes in a professional manner, say bloggers attending a Nestle event in California. Nestle works with WHO 4-5 times a year and does not market to any countries that adopt the WHO code! Plus, they encourage breastfeeding and even have a 24-hour hotline for breastfeeding help and questions.
I love Nestle products and grew up using them! I breastfed all of my babies and am still an advocate for breastfeeding over formula feeding, but I also know plenty of women who gave their babies Nestle formula and they are healthy are doing great. So it isn’t right to blame Nestle for infant deaths. No boycott on The Mommy-Files!
I was in no way paid or given products to write this post. These are my own thoughts and feelings on the issue.