Most of us these days concede that ‘ Breast is best ‘ when it comes to feeding a newborn baby but most of us also do not judge or have a problem with Mothers who choose to bottle-feed for whatever reason. It is so sad when the most natural and the most beautiful thing in the world, (breastfeeding) is seen as some how obscene or dirty because a boob is involved in the process.
A careless mother has fed expired milk to her kid and it is all the fault of the supermarket.
If she’d ben breast-feeding then this issue would never have arisen…and how snobby buying”organic” milk for her kid…yeah the cows haven;t been treated with antibiotics, dosed, milked days earlier,m processed, pasteurised or anything else…but it’s organic…bullshit, the only organic milk is breast milk.
A child was sick for 48 hours after her mother inadvertently fed her baby milk from Tesco that was ten months out of date.
Jerri Lee gave two-month-old daughter Milan a bottle of organic milk she had bought on the way home from work.
But within moments the baby was sick and then remained ill for two days.
Photographer and model Miss Lee checked the bottle as Milan had never been sick before and had been healthy since she was born.
To her horror she found that the milk she had just given her was from a box of six small bottles whose sell-by date had expired ten months earlier.Â Read more »
A woman is complaining about not being fed at Waikato Hospital. When you read the article you are led to believe that the breast-feeding nazis are at it again, but then when you think about it some more you get the feeling that this woman seems to have an entitlement mentality that is so prevalent in New Zealand.
The mother of a sick baby in hospital was told she didn’t qualify for meals because she wasn’t breastfeeding.
The woman, who did not want to be named, said she would complain to the Waikato District Health Board over its policy.
She is staying at Waikato Hospital’s paediatric ward in Hamilton while her premature 5-month-old son recovers from a lung infection.
On her first night in the ward, a nurse told the mother of three that she would not receive meals because she did not breastfeed her baby.
“It was the way she worded it. She said, ‘Because you’re not breastfeeding, you won’t get meals here’,” the mother said.
The 32-year-old said it hurt because she wanted to breastfeed all three of her children but had struck severe food allergies and reflux, making bottlefeeding with prescription formula the only option.Â Read more »
Now there is evidence to suggest that breast really is best.
Mothers have been urged to breastfeed for longer, with new research indicating it improves child intelligence and language.
Scientists have found that longer breastfeeding, even when it is not exclusive, leads to higher intelligence scores at age seven.
Compared with bottle-fed children, seven-year-olds breastfed for the first year of life were likely to score four points higher in a test of verbal IQ.Â Read more »
All this talk about troughers got me thinking about what theyâre really wanting.Â Wet nursing and milk bankingÂ is all fun and games, but the one that has serious implications on New Zealand is their idea ofÂ plain packaging of infant formula.
This harassment of mums is now threatening to reach a whole new level as the Brestapo take on the manufacturers of the product they so loathe.
Theyâve clearly taken on the lessons of those troughers in the anti-tobacco industry and jumped ahead of the game.
The Brestapo donât seem to care about how limiting (destroying) the branding of, for example, New Zealandâs largest company and other New Zealand companies infant formula brands will impact on this countryâs global competitiveness.
The Brestapo certainly donât care about the Governmentâs efforts to have Tim Groserâs head up the WTO or how Timâs trying to explain though the laugher of our trading partners why NZ is limiting the IP rights on one of our countryâs key exports.
The Brestapo donât care.
Itâs bordering on time Ryall storms into his health ministry and informs his officials that the National Government stands for Competitive Enterprise, Individual Freedom and Choice and Personal Responsibility.
If you were spitting out your cup of warm milk at the post yesterday exposing Breastfeeding NZ and the amount of dosh those troughers were tucking into, then youâd better sit down.
Topping the list of Brestapo groups is one called theÂ Womenâs Health Action Trust or Womenâs Health ActionÂ for short.
Having gouged out over $1 million from the public trough they clearly feel as though theyâre untouchable.Â Theyâre clearly not worried about some contract they have with Jo Goodhewâs Ministry of Health, in which the work they undertake is meant to be âconsistent with and maintain the actual and perceived political neutrality of the MoHâ. Hell no, weâre the Brestapo.
Theyâve agreed with the Ministry to fund them for, wait for it… to make complaints about the WHO Breastfeeding Code (i.e. lodge complaints against infant formula).
Hang on a second. Do you mean to say that the Ministry of Health is funding this group to make complaints about manufacturers producing infant formula for NZ mothers who struggle to breastfeed? Well yes!
But wait thereâs more.
Troughers are well known for lobbying the Government â despite the so-called MoH âactual and perceived political neutralityâ get out of jail card, inserted into every contract. Here we have theÂ Womenâs Health ActionÂ contract stating that they are to lobby the Government.
So what you say. It doesnât say lobbying in here, so youâre winding this up. Sadly no. Look what theyÂ state on their websiteÂ right at the top of their activities…
So, yet again here we have troughers sucking up over $28,000 per month (and have been for the last 4 years at least).
I bet Tony Ryall may be starting to wonder what is going on in the bowels of his Ministry and why his Associate Ministersâ arenât all over this like a rash.
Looks like a razor gang is needed once again to dive into the Vote Health budget.
The other month I ran a series of postsÂ Sucking on the Taxpayers Tit. This followed exposure of a state funded Breastfeeding hui in Wellington that ran on 5 July 2012.
The Minister responsible Jo Goodhew, didnât seem to know anything about the trougherâs hui (complete with its own resident stunt feeder) so I thought Iâd help her out withÂ Sucking on the taxpayersâ Tit, CtdÂ where they pushed for wet nursing and milk banking.
The next post followed information dripping into the tip lineÂ exposing groupsÂ behind these calls and what sort of coin they tuck from the Ministry that Goodhew oversees. To top it off, and clearly hating infant formula manufacturersâ as much as big tobacco, theyÂ started pushing for plain packs for infant formula.
These posts resulted in a torrent of comments from the female members of the WO army.
Even MSM whored into the issue with claims ofÂ Brestapo tacticsÂ that were happening around the country with new mumsâÂ outraged at the behaviour of the breastfeeding police.
Since then, the dripping of information about these groups into the tip line has increased to a near torrential flood. I promised Iâd continue to look at this and Iâm a man of my word.
Letâs start with theÂ NZ Breastfeeding AuthorityÂ as they seemed to defend the brestapo tactics being utilised around the country.
These smiling troughers have been tucking into a whopping $416,250 each year for the past 6 years from Jo Goodhewâs Ministry of Health for providing âBaby Friendly Co-ordinationâ.
So where does the dosh go? The biggest chunk, $210,000, naturally goes into paying the salaries. $112,000 pays for their computers, travel costs, meals and accommodation as they race around the country looking busy. To top it off, $94,000 helps to pay for their office rent, rates, power, insurance, Board meetings and the good old cleaner.
Itâs no wonder then that the NZÂ Breastfeeding Authorityâs Julie Stufkins and Raeleen De JouxÂ seem quite happy to attend breastfeeding hui in Wellington and talk about more restrictions on infant formula manufacturers, when $37,000 is being pumped into their bank account each month.
That money is supposedly meant to be spent on the coordination and support for the implementation of a so-called Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. But as weâve seen, this initiative is anything but friendly.
The feminists in the Labour Party have silenced poor old Trevor again. Â I am wondering whether Trevor’s non-PC antics and attitude actually belong in the Labour Party or somewhere on the West Coast or Deep South under a rock? Â I encourage more of it, the entertainment is worth the price of the sick-in-back-of-mouth-feeling visiting the feminist blogs alone.
Trevor is now offending feminists and academicsÂ and those in his own Party membership more than I do. Â Is he crazy? Â Has he fallen off the cycle once too often? Â I mean, I would not even post thatÂ latest effort for fear my female friends would kick me where it hurts.
If Trevor cries ladies I say give him boobies. Â A full frontal from the feminist and Rainbow division of members limited to his age and over. Â That would teach him.
The other week I let the Whaleoil army know about a bunch of troughers sucking on the taxpayersâ tit. The response was interesting and indicated strongly held views.
My spies have even told me that Minister Jo Goodhewâs office (who you ask?) was deeply concerned about the comments flowing forth from that breastfeeding huiÂ – not the least the idea of a wet nurse or a milk bank or banning NZ exports of infant formula.
True to my word, Iâve been looking at these troughers. The tip line has also provided a treasure trove of information about some of these groups. What I was surprised about was just how deep some of them were in the governmentâs public trough.
Hereâs a list (itâs not conclusive by the way).
Itâs not conclusive as it doesnât show other hangers-on, for example an outfit called Quigley & Watts. But more on them later.
Whatâs interesting is that the list above comes directly from the Goodhewâs Ministry of Health. What Iâm interested in is what some of these other troughers are getting â yes the ones coming up with weird and novel ideas.
Naturally, I have more documents dripping in from the tip-line. So if youâre on this list, youâre also on WOâs list of troughers â and that is not a good list to be on.
YesterdaysÂ post about troughersÂ really fired up the WO army. Seems Jo Goodhew has a few problems on her hands as more surprises keep popping up â something Governmentâs donât like.
Weâve seen a state funded hui/stakeholder consultation of health groups pushing for plain packaging and dedicated taxes on infant formula together with bans on NZ exports. Fonterra doesnât seem to appreciate whatâs coming their way, but never let it be said I didnât warn them.
Up first is the concept of a âWet Nursingâ programme, an idea flowing from the Christchurch earthquake crisis where mumâs were stressed out and struggled to breast feed naturally.
For Kiwi blokes, this means some random lactating woman turns up at your front door, flops out her tits for the young fella to have a suck on, while the missus sits there and watches.
On the other hand if this woman turned up knocking on your door, offering to âwet nurseâ your infant, many dads would not only be more than happy to welcome her into their home, but wish they were 2 years old as well. Donât think the mums would be, though
Another idea latched onto (excuse the pun) by these troughers is that of a âhuman milk bankingâ system. Apparently during times of crisis, like Christchurch, a Government funded (of course) milk bank would kick into action, sending litres of chilled breast milk down to the starving infants whose mothers are too stressed to breast feed naturally. These troughers just canât stand the idea that mums might consider buying infant formula.
So weâd have a Kiwibank styled âMilk Bankâ. I can just see Simon Powerâs Westpac Bank all outraged about the competition. Would this lead to mums popping along to the local branch of the Milk Bank, taking out a deposit?
MeanwhileÂ FonterraÂ and other infant formula producers can all go and take a bath, as these troughers would rather crawl over broken glass than have infant formula as a ready solution to mums struggling to breast feed.
So who are these troughers… all will be revealed soon enough.