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Title: Twitter Users, Others Criticize Bette Midler Over Her 'Cruel and Insensitive' Take on Baby Formula Shortage
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URL Source: https://www.westernjournal.com/twit ... ve-take-baby-formula-shortage/
Published: May 14, 2022
Author: Jack Davis
Post Date: 2022-05-14 13:49:31 by BTP Holdings
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Twitter Users, Others Criticize Bette Midler Over Her 'Cruel and Insensitive' Take on Baby Formula Shortage

By Jack Davis

May 14, 2022 at 8:17am

Bette Midler’s solution to America’s baby formula crisis has caused outrage across the Twittersphere this week in what critics say was a tone-deaf suggestion by the actress and singer.

“TRY BREASTFEEEDING! It’s free and available on demand,” Midler tweeted Thursday.

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Ilyse Hogue, president of the social impact organization Purpose, helped lead the charge of angry response.

“Bette, respectfully, this is a very bad take. I had twins. I didn’t produce enough milk for both. Without formula, I would have had to have chosen which one got to eat. To say nothing of kids that get separated from the birth mothers very young,” she tweeted.

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Poster Comment:

I was a twin and my Mom used a breast pump to get enough milk for both of us. There is no reason to use a baby formula unless the mother has some sort of infection that prevents her breast feeding.

Besides all that, mother's milk contains anti-bodies the baby cannot produce on its own. And just exactly what did mothers do in the old days when there was no infant formula?

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