Don't get me wrong. Most of the time, breast feeding is best, but it doesn't always work out, or mom may need the sanity involved with letting someone else feed the baby every once in a while without having to plan ahead and pump. Or there may be a medical reason why Mom can't - or shouldn't breastfeed. Why should baby formula come with a warning? Its not like the formula feeding parents are putting kool aid or coca cola in the bottle for baby.
Everyone knows that "breast is best". When the 3 little O'Myacins were born, I got the message from the nurses, but my decision to bottle feed was supported - especially after I explained that I was post chemo and radiation (to the chest and mantle = not so many tears, saliva or breast milk) and I wanted to start up on anti depressants right after delivery to avoid the crushing PPD I had with O'Myacin #1! My children are healthy, intelligent and well adjusted. They had plenty of bonding and love as infants during feeding time with mom AND dad. Its not like we propped the bottle in the crib and fed them like hamsters!!
I know that breastfeeding is a difficult thing to do, and it wasn't for me. My hat is off to any woman who does it and sticks with it, but not to those who want to make bottle feedering parents (and subsequently children) feel inferior. There are enough issues to have conflict and debate over, I'd rather see time and money spent on helping abused children, children who don't have the basics of food, shelter and clothing - rather than having a "may be harmful" label stuck on a formula can.