There’s a long ass thread going on right now. I couldn’t get too much, just because of the sheer massiveness, but this, you gotta see.

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=346754

jessisaurusRARR 02-24-2008 08:23 AM

Haha, I just realized…
that my Goodmama was funded by formula.I got two full size cans of formula in a “Breastfeeding Support Kit” from Similac. I returned them to Wal-Mart (they take anything:blush: ) and got cash…$34 to be exact.For whatever reason that just makes me giggle.
So, what do you think happens when you put Breastfeeding, Formula, Wal-Mart, Goodmamas, and DS together??
It’s just gone crazy!! Too much drama to C&P, but here’s a little for you:
eskiqt21 02-24-2008 10:19 AM

Re: Haha, I just realized…
Walmart will accept anything back…besides my husbands bb gun that turned out to have a broken scope. No returns on bb guns at all, grrr, $100 down the drain and it is just sitting in our laundry room.You probably should have kept the formula for just in case. You just never know what will happen and you might need the formula.
ashleymelynn 02-24-2008 10:43 AM

Re: Haha, I just realized…
Quote:

Originally Posted by TempoHasPaws (Post 2866542)
lol, oh poor WAL MART | abbot laboratories!! imo, both nasty nasty corporations :yuck: I’d do it too but I’m wayyy to embarrassed, I wont even go down a formula isle in the store:giggle:

good for you. shame on those mamas who can’t breastfeed for having to go down that dark, nasty aisle.
swan771 02-24-2008 10:51 AM

Re: Haha, I just realized…
And it is exactly threads like this that make moms who formula feed feel like crap. I used to work for one of those “big, nasty” formula companies. I did and am currently exclusively breastfeeding and I had an entire garage full of formula at my disposal. There are so many dymanics that go into breastfeeding. For some it is so easy, for some it is near impossible. I think it is so sad that moms have to be so judgmental really. And what is up with calling a company evil and nasty that you know NOTHING about?
Shabbychic 02-24-2008 12:53 PM

Re: Haha, I just realized…
I am really horrified by the whole discussion surrounding the return of the can of formula.To the OP. What you did was theft, plain and simple. I don’t care if it was Wal-Mart or a WAHM. You took an item to a store that the store had not paid for and took money from them. If they do sell the can, which I do or do not know, they will be selling YOUR can, not the one purchased from Similac, by them. Now, to make their money back, they need to sell 2 cans, not 1. I don’t care one bit what you think about Wal-Mart and their business practices. What you did was unethical and illegal. You STOLE $34.00 from Wal-Mart. Twist it, turn it, try to justify it, you STOLE.And, in addition to that, I am hopeful for you that when you have your baby you are able to feed him or her the way you wish, but goodness gracious if you end up needing formula, I hope you realize that it is not to be degraded and used for theft, it is used for people to feed the children that they love and there are people out there that NEED it.I hope if anything, you can realize that what you did was wrong and maybe you should go buy 2 cans of formula and donate them so someone’s baby can eat. And, if you need to steal to buy a Goodmama, then try a prefold, they work great.
wyckhurst 02-24-2008 02:32 PM

Re: Haha, I just realized…
Quote:

Originally Posted by jessisaurusRARR (Post 2865848)
that my Goodmama was funded by formula.I got two full size cans of formula in a “Breastfeeding Support Kit” from Similac. I returned them to Wal-Mart (they take anything:blush: ) and got cash…$34 to be exact.For whatever reason that just makes me giggle.

Better than throwing it away, right? Then someone else can use it.
ashleykaymay 02-24-2008 02:42 PM

Re: Haha, I just realized…
Quote:

Originally Posted by TempoHasPaws (Post 2868116)
Why is everyone acting like they are constantly being attacked for formula feeding? I have never, ever in my life seen another woman breastfeed outside of an LLL meeting. It’s only on the internet, as with nursing in public, god forbid anyone see, we make headlines! It is common knowledge that formula is inferior, no matter the situation, legitimate or not, formula will ALWAYS be inferior. That’s just life. Sometimes we have to take risks, sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks, does formula feeding make you a less loving mother, NO! Absolutely not! I am so sorry if I offended anybody, I don’t mean to..honestly, I have jealousy issues surrounding nursing 😥 I pump and alternatively feed my daughter, it’s hard work..but it’s worth it to me, I don’t know why I’m rambling on :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: sorry for the drama 😥

you see mama…i know you probably didn’t mean this but calling formula inferior, that TO ME is like calling what i do for my child inferior. THAT is why i feel attacked. because i am told that my child will never be as smart, as healthy, as wonderful as a BFed baby. both sides are judged but just because you haven’t seen the other judged doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. :hugs:
Nicki 02-24-2008 02:51 PM

Re: Haha, I just realized…
hmmmm…there goes the thought of me ever wanting to buy a GM…..
Anyway, it just doesn’t end. Everything everyone is saying is being twisted to be one thing or another. It’s so funny to see people get upset over what they “imply” from post, rather than what is written. No one will be right in this thread, but I can be right on the blog. lol
  1. Breastfeeding is best. Formula is not as good as breastmilk. Using formula does not mean your child is not as good as a breastfed child.
  2. When breastfeeding is not an option (for whatever reason) and you don’t want breastmilk from a bank or whatever, use formula, rather than Diet Pepsi.
  3. It’s wrong to return something to a store for profit. If you’re ok with that, then fine. If you feel it goes against your morals, good.
  4. Walmart sucks, but you suck just as bad when you scam them or steal from them.
  5. Formula companies suck for sabotaging breastfeeding moms with their “support kits,” but we should be happy it’s there rather than some scarier choices for those that don’t breastfeed.
  6. Chill out, mommy wars suck!
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Comments
  1. onlygirl says:

    oh yeah it got a lot more dramatic LOL

  2. Dude! says:

    This is really sad. All around. That the OP felt she had to steal from Wal Mart to buy a Goodmama. That people said she should have kept the formula in case she failed at breastfeeding. (Like they were hoping that happened, almost) That others suggested you should be ashamed if you use formula to feed your baby. That mothers even need to defend the fact that they use formula. It’s just sad. Sad sad sad.

  3. ~sarah~ says:

    That thread is making me so mad, and sad, at the same time. Did anyone else catch the comment, “I never had a choice, it was breastfeed or starve”? Personally, I’d rather not see babies starve…but then I’m not a “boob nazi”

  4. onlygirl says:

    the only sad thing i see is mommas not supporting other mommas.

  5. Nicki says:

    Wow! I made the DS Drama blog, my life’s aspirations are complete! LOL!
    No, seriously, I was wary at first, but I love this blog now! Especially keeping up to date on scammers! Thanks lady(ies)!

  6. kiwi says:

    That whole thread is sad. I’m sorry, but I don’t see why honest mamas need to support those that steal. What she did was wrong, no matter how she chooses to justify it. There’s a whole lot wrong in her world if she needs to steal in order to afford an expensive diaper.

    I’m not touching the whole bf/ff war. As long as a baby is being taken care of, it really shouldn’t matter this much HOW it is eating. ~sarah~, I missed that comment as I skimmed through that asininely long post, but how sad is that. I can understand doing everything possible to make sure a breastfeeding relationship works, but that is taking it to a whole new level.

  7. Nicki says:

    yup yup kiwi! I was very surprised that Suzanne supported the OP.

  8. Dude! says:

    Nicki, I was NOT surprised that Suzanne stepped in to support the OP. Suzanne was once (if not still) a member of Boob Nazis on LiveJournal, and believes that women who do not breastfeed do not deserve their babies. Thaaaat’s right. Breastfeed or have no children, that’s the only way in Suzanne’s world. I think she should have stayed out of that thread all together. It was none of her business to be there.

  9. ~sarah~ says:

    Yep, which is why a few of us have sold all our gms and will not be buying anymore.

  10. Sarah says:

    I’m confused. How did she “steal” from Wal-Mart? She had a product, brought it to the store, and Wal-Mart bought that product from her.

    Yes, it was a “return”, BUT, still …Wal-Mart got something of value from her. It’s not like she just “took” $34 from them. They will turn around and sell those cans back to the public.

    Plus, I’m pretty sure those cans say “sample” on them. All Wal-Mart had to do is look. If they are willing to buy them from her, I don’t see that as stealing. JMO.

    And no, I have never returned formula cans to Wal-Mart ….I just don’t see it as the same as “stealing.”

  11. ~sarah~ says:

    As was stated several times in that thread…it is NOT of value to Wal-Mart as they can’t resell it.

    I bought some formula from Target that ended up not working for my son. I returned it, to Target, with the receipt and got a store credit on a gift card. The girl who issued the refund immediately placed stickers on the cans stating that they could not be resold. I told her that I hoped that the cans could be donated to people in need, but I fear that they will just be thrown out.

    Whether or not the OP thinks it’s theft is irrelevant since the law states that it is. Unless, of course, getting a free diaper out of committing a misdemeanor and risking arrest is worth it you…to me, it’s not,

  12. DS Drama Mama 2 says:

    She took it back as a return. That is theft if she did not get it from that store to return it to. People that do these things are why you have to have a receipt to return a freaking Store Brand item.

    It is dishonest. It is immoral. It is theft. Plain and simple.

  13. kiwi says:

    Returned formula is of NO VALUE to the store. That has been stated many times. A return is getting back money you have already spent on a product that does not work for you for whatever reason. A return is NOT taking something to a store where you (or anyone else) did not purchase it just for the purpose of getting cash. That is stealing. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

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