The new Similac recall of 2010 really seems to have some people worried! Though the FDA says there is no likely threat to any children from possible beetles in the baby formula (but how gross!), it is prudent to discontinue its use and sale. Judging by the absolutely incredible reaction to my article, “2010 Similac Recall: 5M Units Of Baby Formula Recalled For Bugs!”, some moms s imply aren’t taking this lightly. And they’re ready to take me – little ole me! – to task for things that have no basis other than their own insecurities, fear, confusion and judgment.
For what I said here about the big, bad Similac recall of 2010, in jest and with a light heart, I was dubbed “disgusting”, “unprofessional”, “insensitive”, “pro-boob” (How is that a bad thing??? Damn right I’m pro-boob!) and more. I find most of the comments from “woe is me” mothers who can’t breastfeed and want me to tip-toe around them the most ridiculous. “Stick to facts, bad reporter! Keep your opinion out of it!” Breast is best. Beetles aren’t generally harmful; people eat bugs all over the world. Those are facts. Look them up.
Now, here’s some more facts about the Similac baby formula recall (2010):
The makers of the recalled baby formula, Abbott Laboratories, announced a voluntarily baby formula recall of their powdered Similac baby formula. Recall information found here on CSM lists the sizes of containers affected in the powdered Similac recall 2010 as the following:
8-ounce baby formula
12.4-ounce baby formula
12.9 baby formula
How To Check If Your Baby Formula is Affected by the Similac Recall 2010
As we reported yesterday, the Similac website, available here, will provide customers with recall info, including a baby formula batch and lot number code checker. However, the site is experiencing extremely high traffic, and may not be working or be able to offer connectivity during the initial rush for information.
For more specific information on the Similac recall 2010, call (800) 986-8850 (24/7) to ask questions, check your baby formula lot numbers (found on the bottom of your can) or get more details on which Similac baby formulas are in the recall.
**Jumping back to the “outrage” of the Moms-Against-Me club that formed last night…FYI: I am also a mother. I’ve had issues nursing, seen lactation consultants, dealt with pain, anxiety, guilt, leaking and mastitis. I had to supplement with formula anyway, because my son was losing weight even with round-the-clock feeding. It broke my heart. Then I realized it wasn’t my fault, and we could still breast feed, if not exclusively. There are VERY few reasons a mother can’t bond in that way with her child if she chooses to, and simply augment for nutrition.
If nursing truly isn’t at all possible, and there are situations where this could be, then indulge your child in other ways. They will be fine! And if you’re worried about your brand of formula being in the recall, educate yourself and decide if you want to switch brands or not. You’re surprised the American food supply could have flaws, weaknesses and contamination? Really? Where the hell have you been?
And seriously, to all the whiners out there… leave me alone for saying whatever I feel like saying. You weren’t dragged here; you see something you don’t like? Leave! To all the rest who come and stay, or better yet, return time and again, thank you for visiting. And thank you for not acting like a completely deranged individual in the comments section! Cheers!