Late last week, pro-breast feeding advocates, better known as lactivists, started boycotting Old Navy because of a onesie the store was selling that was “promoting the formula agenda.” The shirt, pictured to the right, says “Formula Powered.”
Cate Nelson at Eco Child’s Play seems to think it’s part of a conspiracy from the formula industry. She writes, “We all know breastfeeding is best for baby…and mama. Formula simply isn’t the healthy option. So, why doesn’t Old Navy know it?”
Again, just another ridiculous controversy about breastfeeding blown out of proportion. Sure, many people agree that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for kids, but that doesn’t mean a onesie that says “Formula Powered” is anti-breastfeeding. Breastfeeding vs. formula is a debate that’s been talked about to death, with no one on either side making any productive progress. So let’s give it a rest, shall we?
Do you think that Old Navy has a “formula agenda”?