Ed-vise: Formula

A sunny GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, sun up early this morning. They say it will rain…again! But for now, looks GOOD to me!

Free For All Friday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s FRIDAY! OPEN MAT! PIZZA NIGHT!

Another shortage. Good Ol’ ‘Murica has ANOTHER SHORTAGE! This time in the baby formula arena.

I shake my head and say “WOW” whenever I read these things. At the same time though, I do hope people pay attention to things like this shortage and the high costs of different things like gas and wood for my carpentry hobby.

I’m gonna go on a what one could consider a conspiracy thing. Mind you, I am NOT a conspiracy driven person. I simply think about things and wonder “why?”

So, we have this baby formula shortage going on.

Baby formula has not been around very long. It was in 1865 that the first patent for the stuff came out. Before that, evaporated milk was the go to for feeding the little Cherubs (1853). Before that, breast feeding was the go to for new moms. If the family could afford it, they would employ a “wet nurse.”

I just read an article in the New York Times where they interviewed a pediatrician. He says DO NOT MAKE YOUR OWN FORMULA. Why? Because YOU are not SMART ENOUGH. In a round about way.

The pediatrician makes clear that whatever you make is not FDA approved or regulated. Hmmm. Mind you this pediatrician is a spokesperson for the American Pediatric Association which gets a BUNCH of money from…Baby Formula Makers.

Now, if necessity is the mother of invention, why is it that we human type folks have not figured out how to make home made baby formula?

We figured out how to make beer and wine at home. Shoot! We figured out how to make it out of just about everything. We figured out how to get into space, the bottom of the sea, recreational drugs, even how to make bath tub meth. But, we haven’t seemed to figure out how to make something that seems so simple as baby formula.

I get not figuring out cancer despite having declared war on it back in the 1970s. DNA is a tough thing to figure out.

But baby formula? Seriously. What is in baby formula that seems to escape the Average Joe (or Jane)? What is so complicated about it that a pediatric doctor would strongly advise NOT to make your own?

Is it the formula or is it a protection of profits type thing? Just a bit of conspiracy before the weekend!

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember the British refer to a tiny mother as a…MINI-MUM! HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!


Published by edhlaw

Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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