Sep 8 2023
Dissecting the Lancet Breastfeeding Series: An exposé on the commercial milk formula industry
In today’s highly-anticipated episode, we call out the most riveting takeaways from the Lancet’s Breastfeeding Series.What you will learn:The history of CMF (commercial milk formula)What “the code” is, why it’s not enforced, and how CMF manufacturers circumvent or directly violate the code at the expense of mothers’ and babies’ healthThe specific Machiavellian marketing strategies that CMF conglomerates implement globally in order to capitalize on, exploit, and hoodwink women into believing formula is better for their babiesWhat is at stake for moms, babies, and society when breastfeeding is replaced by formulaThe myth and misleading nature of the push for “gender equality” & our thoughts on positive vs. harmful feminism and its ties to corporatism, the schism of the nuclear family, and how it all relates to how we feed our babiesThe precise playbook CMFs use to dupe mothers and undermine breastfeedingHow “experts” spanning from midwives & nurses to doctors & scientists have been bought and paid for and cannot be blindly trustedIf this episode left you feeling angry at CMFs, you're not alone. We leave you with the our call to action (and The Lancet’s) for what can be done to help promote and support breastfeeding. What ideas do you have to promote exclusive breastfeeding so women are no longer taken advantage of by greedy companies whose claims are completely unsubstantiated by “the science”? Email us or send us an audio note/DM on instagram.Links:The Lancet Breastfeeding Series 2023Breastfeeding: crucially important, but increasingly challenged in a market-driven worldMarketing of commercial milk formula: a system to capture parents, communities, science, and policyThe political economy of infant and young child feeding: confronting corporate power, overcoming structural barriers, and accelerating progressThe Great Reset of Motherhood: Gender Identity, Transhumanist Tech & the Theft of Birth Masterclass Sisterhood of Motherhood advertSee our Resources.If you found this episode enlightening, please let us know by writing a review and leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts! We are grateful for your reviews and ratings on Apple, Spotify, and wherever else you are tuning in to MOTR. Your written reviews help us expand our reach to other critical thinking and discerning moms globally. For additional ways to support the moms: Follow us on Instagram @MomsOffTheRecordPodShare our episodes and instagram content across your social media platforms and directly with friends and family.Be sure to apply our affiliate codes when purchasing products we love and trust; you will receive a discount while helping MOTR thrive. It's a win win!Consider making a financial donation— even $5 goes a long way. We are literally a two-woman show bootstrapping research, production, and editing for the purpose of creating high quality, uncensored content 100% of the time sans ads. Thank you! Email us at email@example.com with questions.Thank you for tuning in!