"If a multinational company developed a product that was a nutritionally balanced and delicious food, a wonder drug that both prevented and treated disease, cost almost nothing to produce and could be delivered in quantities controlled by the consumers’ needs, the very announcement of their find would send their shares rocketing to the top of the stock market. The scientists who developed the product would win prizes and the wealth and influence of everyone involved would increase dramatically. Women have been producing such a miraculous substance, breastmilk, since the beginning of human existence. ~Gabrielle Palmer"
"If you’re doing the math on this, that makes Similac 52.7% sugar (corn syrup solids plus the sucrose) with soy protein. I can hardly think of a better way to raise diabetic, obese children than to feed them a diet that’s over 50 percent sugar. It also seems like a great way to get infants addicted to sugar — a curse that will haunt them through the rest of their lives."
"In Eastern cultures, and even in modern Europe, you are considered damned if you don’t breastfeed. Formula is a chemical based food, and lacks nutrition, but it was popularized in the mid-twentieth century and was quickly adopted as a status symbol. It is absolutely asinine that a scientifically inferior form of nutrition has taken over to the point where breastfeeding women are forced into private, that women can be harassed for trying to do the right thing for their child."
Moon Charania, Professor at Tulane’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies, a native of Pakistan