Erin - posted on 09/17/2010 ( 46 moms have responded )
This has been doing the rounds of the Mommy bloggers lately...
FORMULA POWERED ONESIES ENRAGE BREASTFEEDING ADVOCATES
You have to wonder if Old Navy intentionally created its Formula Powered onesies as fodder for mommy bloggers.
The body suit’s pro-formula message is just the sort of thing that gets breastfeeding advocates riled up and writing heated comments on message boards.
And as you’d expect news of these hip, little onesies, which are now on sale for $5, have fueled yet another heated breast vs. bottle debate (Anyone tired of these yet?), and the blogs are going crazy.
Dr. Momma writes on her blog: “Try again, Old Navy. This one belongs in the recycling bin.”
Some moms are vowing to boycott Old Navy altogether.
Cate Nelson of Eco Child’s Play writes: “Let’s make sure we all voice our outrage at their support for the formula industry. Let Nestle make this ridiculous outfit, not a clothing company we rely on for school clothes! We’re smart enough to boycott Nestle. But Old Navy, too? Yep.
“I’m boycotting the company (including Gap, Banana Republic, and PiperLime) until they remove this offensive product from their lineup.”
Of course, there are moms speaking up on the other side of the argument.
Sara at the Covered Wagon writes: “I’m just afraid that this outcry/boycott is about more than just people being concerned about normalizing formula feeding. This sounds to me like it’s becoming a way to silence mothers who formula feed…Here’s the deal. It’s not wrong. A mom who formula feeds has just as much right to sing their ability to feed their baby from the rooftops…They have just as much right to a cute tattoo-inspired onesie.”
What do you think about the Formula Powered onesie? Should it be proudly worn by bottle-fed babies? Or is this a cruel slap in the face to breastfeeding advocates? Do you even care?