Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-23-2011, 06:35 AM   #1
hilaryisinked's Avatar
hilaryisinked
Spring Into a New Avi 2015 Winner
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 26,261
Ethical question about Ameda

I read here that the same company that makes Ameda pumps makes Plastibell circumcision devices. Does anyone boycott Ameda because of this? I was planning on using their Purely Yours pump to EP for this next baby but now I guess I will be taking my business elsewhere. I'm not sure where though...

Advertisement

__________________
Hilary, head over heels wifey of a Coastie
Mama of Aubrey & Delaney
hilaryisinked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 07:55 AM   #2
loving my family
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In the flat lands
Posts: 1,318
Re: Ethical question about Ameda

I don't want to sound rood but am curious why you are & so many are against circumcisions?
loving my family is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
hilaryisinked's Avatar
hilaryisinked
Spring Into a New Avi 2015 Winner
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 26,261
Re: Ethical question about Ameda

http://www.circumstitions.com/
http://intactamerica.org/
__________________
Hilary, head over heels wifey of a Coastie
Mama of Aubrey & Delaney
hilaryisinked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 08:56 AM   #4
loving my family
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In the flat lands
Posts: 1,318
Re: Ethical question about Ameda

I guess maybe its because I had to many friends tell me there medical issues 1 of them were male. People in general were always comfortable telling me showing me things rather than there Dr.s first. I will spare you the details LOL! any ways the guy I am referring to had a problem. His skin when fully erect could not be pulled back at all it would a completely ripped & asked me what he should do?
He could never engage in a intimate relationship cause a of pain & to much embarrassment he had received in the past. I told him talk to your Dr. he said he was scared & didn't know how to plus feared getting circ'ed in his 20's.
Unfortunately he had to have this painful procedure done in his 20's because he could never get married & have a X life if he didn't.
His condition was not rare by any mean's. I had read in 1 of my brothers books a about this & men trying to stretch it with out tearing it.
It also talked about how they used to cut off way too much skin & men having to stretch there skin.
It goes both way's!!

Which is why they do Partial circumcisions as a norm you can request full circ's for religious purposes but most Dr.s would argue against this strongly.

I Understand the Hate for Full Circumcisions. But not Partial 1's?
loving my family is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 08:58 AM   #5
mama0609
Banned
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,318
Re: Ethical question about Ameda

Ameda is made/owned by Evenflo....

ETA: When I spoke with Ameda after my DD was born in 2009, they had just been bought out by Evenflo... They are no longer part of the Hollister family.

Last edited by mama0609; 06-23-2011 at 09:02 AM.
mama0609 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 09:01 AM   #6
MrsJordan85's Avatar
MrsJordan85
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,834
My Mood:
Re: Ethical question about Ameda

Why are you planning on EPing Hilary? Not to butt into your business
__________________
Elisabeth Renee Wifey to my hottie hubby & SAHM to my snuggly big boy
Ethan James 9.22.2006, my sweet middle girl, Selah Grace 1.15.2010, and my unplanned surprise homebirth, Levi Kristopher 12.13.2011
MrsJordan85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 09:29 AM   #7
JeDeeLenae's Avatar
JeDeeLenae
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vegas
Posts: 22,118
My Mood:
I don't think I would boycott. There could be possible reasons for it to be used, no matter how small a chance. It may be overused, but I would blame those that over use it, not who makes it.

_________________
Blah blah blah autocorrect....
__________________
~Cassie~ Single Mom to Jordan 9/04 and Jaxon 6/06 and Kelli 10/08 and 1/11 and Jevin 12/11
Check out my gallery! PM me for YYMN and other knitting needs.

JeDeeLenae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 09:54 AM   #8
Kriket's Avatar
Kriket
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 6,148
My Mood:
Re: Ethical question about Ameda

Putting the plastibell issue aside. (which Medela is being boycotted because they "violate the who code")

I had a PY and wouldn't have made it EPing. The piece broke down within about 4 months. Kinda started getting jerkey, and didn't work. Everyone was like "oh... I don't know whats wrong... send it in for 6 weeks and we'll check it out" WTF.. How was my baby going to eat for those 6 weeks? Dumb. I ended up limping through, a combo of lots of breast compressions, and nursing one side, while pumping the other (to take advantage of the let down)
I've heard good things from premie moms about the Lactina.
I also want to get my hands on a Simplisse. They look like they would be what I need

I would get the hospital grade work horse if you plan on EP. Also, not to butt into your business. I wouldn't wish EPing on my worse enemy. Pumping bloooows.

Like cassie said. Don't blame the maker. If there wasn't a market, they wouldn't make it. Plus, they are a medical device company. Not an evil circumcision pushing hechman who happens to make breast pumps (to fund more circs bwhahahaa!)

__________________
I make milkshakes in my yard.
Kriket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 10:32 AM   #9
lj2blessed's Avatar
lj2blessed
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bham, AL
Posts: 1,335
My Mood:
Re: Ethical question about Ameda

Quote:
Originally Posted by hilaryisinked View Post
I was planning on using their Purely Yours pump to EP for this next baby but now I guess I will be taking my business elsewhere. I'm not sure where though...
I used the "purple sister/cousin" pump of that - the Lansinoh Double Electric Pump - same pump, just doesn't come with a bag (cheaper too).

I didn't EP, just used it at home for maybe a pump per day (I WOHM FT) - but I don't think it'd be a "contender" for EPing either. Now don't get me wrong, it's strong enough to suck the chrome off a '57 Chevy, but I think the motor would give out with that much use.

Sorry mama
__________________
LJ - wife to Mac since 6/21/03
Mama to "Faith" ~ 4/2/09 &
Spaghetti Noodle ~ 7/28/11
lj2blessed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 11:05 AM   #10
hilaryisinked's Avatar
hilaryisinked
Spring Into a New Avi 2015 Winner
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 26,261
Re: Ethical question about Ameda

Thank you for all the info on the pumps!!! I'll be researching all the options out there now to try to find the best one for me.

Elisabeth-I'm planning on EPing because I had a really horrid time with nursing Aubrey. I have a whole lot of anxiety issues, issues with being touched, sexual things that happened as a child that make it very uncomfortable for people to touch me. I felt very trapped while nursing Aubrey. I spent most of the 15 months lashing out at her for needing to nurse and then crying at the end of the day because I felt like such a horrible person. It was not healthy for either of us. I decided to EP this time so that our whole family can be a little happier.
__________________
Hilary, head over heels wifey of a Coastie
Mama of Aubrey & Delaney
hilaryisinked is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.