They were both duped. One by the corner drug dealer, and one by the socially acceptable huge corporation. Or actually, maybe both by a friend. Regardless-the scenerio is the same. Mr Drug Dealer "Oh come on, you can just try it once, no big deal. If you don't like it you don't have to do it again. You won't get hooked after just one try. And you know what? This first ones' free-on the house. Check it out. You'll like it, you'll be back". Mr Formula company might be legal, but it's the same game. "Breastfeeding is best, but just in case it doesn't go well, or you're tired, or your husband wants to help out-here's a freebie. It's on us. And some coupons to buy more. But, you shouldn't use them-because breastfeeding is better. But, you know, in case you want to-our stuff is just as good. It's more like breastmilk all the time."
Mr Formula company even has it a little bit easier than Mr Drug Dealer. Mr Formula has the doctors and nurses pushing it for them! And the magazines! Mr Drug Dealer isn't having much luck getting Mr Policeman to advertise for him. I have yet to meet a cop with a 'Try the New and Improved Crack-Pipe' Pen. Or nametag clip. Or post-it note. Or cookies for that matter. Not so much with Mr Formula man-he's got every doctor, nurse, medical secretary out there eating his lunch, using his pen, displaying his mousepad-and hocking more free samples. Just to keep you hooked. Just 'in case'.
See, where as Mr Drug Dealer's stuff acts on your brain, and makes you physically want more...Mr Formula Company's stuff acts on your Boobies (yep, your boobies-you gotta love 'em). And that formula drug makes your boobies make less milk. 'Cause when you use that formula, you don't use your boobies, and then they make less of the good stuff. The free stuff. So then next time, when you go to your boobies and ask them for some milk-there isn't enough there! So you have to go and pull out a bit more of that 'free sample'. And then you might find next time you go to get some free milk from your boobies-there's a bit less there. And pretty soon you find yourself out of your 'free sample' and at the store buying some product from Mr Formula Company. And it ain't so cheap. 'Cause you gotta cover the cost of all the free samples they're giving to the new customers.
Just like with Junkies-there are some mommas who need some formula. Just like some Junkies start out needing pain medication. At first the Junkie just needs a little pain meds to feel better. But, if their doctor doesn't get them the help they need, if they take the easy way out and just write them another prescription, pretty soon they need more and more. Just like some mommas need some formula to get started. But if that doctor/nurse doesn't take the extra time to help that momma pump, look at her diet, see what is going on with her health and her hormones, help her with a plan to get her milk supply up-they're just going to keep throwing a little bit more and a little bit more of a supplement at them. 'Til there just isn't enough milk there to keep up. And then you've got another addict.
Mr Formula Company and Mr Drug Dealer have a lot in common. Neither of them are very honest. Their stuff really isn't safe. It can hurt you. It often does. But they both want you hooked for sure. They both love their repeat customers.