this formula shortage is really showing that a lot of people don't know how breastfeeding works

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Bleak 

Wow this is bleak.

People online are saying "what do you want the government to do? We don't have a planned economy. These are private companies."

We can't feed the infants though. That seems a good reason to fix that.

Bleak 

The bleakest part is we are going to continue to criminalize poverty. People will steal formula, or try to make their own, or water theirs down. Babies will be hurt and parents will be sucked into incarceration instead of helped.

Jen Psaki said "talk to your doctor" if you're concerned about your baby's well being. Which, of course, assumes an awful lot.

Bleak 

@InternetEh right???? Augh. And also this history is SO damn recent. And happens in other places right now. And here too just not at this level. And it鈥檚 hell. It鈥檚 hell.

Bleak 

@InternetEh (this replying to the combo of your previous posts鈥 like 鈥減ap鈥 is a thing we still have a word for)

Bleak 

@InternetEh i forget exactly what the stat was but children born in former communist countries immediately after the fall of the soviet union grew up to be a certain amount shorter than the previous average due to malnutrition, a stat in line with countries experiencing war or famine. I feel like this is where we're at right now and everyone is still like "but my freedoms". i wish I were thanos but instead of disappearing ppl I could make everyone develop class/political consciousness.

Bleak 

@hyphae hoping I don't hear anyone tell me this is an overpopulation thing or I might have to go to jail

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