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    Default Enfamil Sample in the Mail

    Today I received an Enfamil sample in the mail. Anyone know how you wind up getting these things. I often get formula checks in the mail, but just throw them out. The can of formula is kinda annoying though. It is a ton of packaging (I was honestly excited at first because I thought maybe someone sent me a present) but I also see it as a GREAT way to discourage moms from breastfeeding

    Maybe I am making something out of nothing....but my husband (who the other night was not being the most supportive person, but has since apologized) thinks I should write a letter to enfamil....
    Army Wife, From New England, Living in Georgia & moving to Germany Fitness & Nutrition Junkie

    Mom to Mya 10/31/99. Nursed for 2+ years
    Mom to Oliver 10/31/09. Yup, he shares a Birthday with his 10 year old sister!!
    Weight at Birth: 6lbs 11oz
    3 days Old: 6lbs 3oz
    2 Weeks: 7lbs 13oz
    1 Month: 9lbs 10oz
    Mom to Daisy Doodle our "mini schnauzer/yorkie? snorkie? She was rescued, deaf, but full of kisses and love
    "A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise. ~A.A. Milne"

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    Birth records are public. Hospitals are in bed with formula companies. Magazine subscriptions or mailing lists etc etc. They all give info to formula companies. It sucks. I get them too.
    I'm Colleen
    Mama to
    Silas born May 2009 ~ Nursed 18 mos, weaned during pregnancy, unweaned at 24 months, still nursing when he feels like it
    Lola born March 2011 ~ The Mary Lou Retton of toddler nursing
    Married to Brandon
    Using cloth on both bums

    We hibernate together



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    Default Re: Enfamil Sample in the Mail

    I think I got one because a friend got me Parenting magazine. Donate it in a food drive. That's what I did.
    Tracie

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Default Re: Enfamil Sample in the Mail

    I guess I SHOULD donate it....rather than throw it in the trash. I am really tempted to throw it away though.
    Army Wife, From New England, Living in Georgia & moving to Germany Fitness & Nutrition Junkie

    Mom to Mya 10/31/99. Nursed for 2+ years
    Mom to Oliver 10/31/09. Yup, he shares a Birthday with his 10 year old sister!!
    Weight at Birth: 6lbs 11oz
    3 days Old: 6lbs 3oz
    2 Weeks: 7lbs 13oz
    1 Month: 9lbs 10oz
    Mom to Daisy Doodle our "mini schnauzer/yorkie? snorkie? She was rescued, deaf, but full of kisses and love
    "A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise. ~A.A. Milne"

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    Default Re: Enfamil Sample in the Mail

    I donate mine to a local women's shelter. There are moms out there who cannot BF.

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    Default Re: Enfamil Sample in the Mail

    If you look closely on the coupons they send there's a number you can call to get off their mailing list. They're quite nice about it, for what it's worth.

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    Default Re: Enfamil Sample in the Mail

    Maternity stores, hospitals and other providers, magazine subscriptions . . . they can all sell your name.

    I intended to donate the *several* cans I received, but they sat in my trunk too long. I never found out where the drop off was for our local DV shelter (location hidden for safety, of course).
    Mum to DS (04/07)
    EPing for former 28 weeker (03/12)

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    Default Re: Enfamil Sample in the Mail

    I donated mine to a charity for mothers in need. I figured if they are already formula feeding I wasn't hurting anything by giving it to them. If the mother refuses to breast feed at least formula is better than just giving straight cow's milk.
    ~ Theresa
    wife to Mike and mommy to Clara (9-5-08) 2 years and going strong!!

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