I have recently been receiving a LOT of invitations for events and campaigns sponsored by formula companies. This has never been much of a problem up until a few months ago, I don't know why it's happening now. I mean, breastfeeding is something I am very vocal and passionate about. It's hardly a secret!
So, to make it clear:
I have never, and will never, knowingly collaborate with formula companies. This includes any events, products, and/or campaigns sponsored by formula companies. I am, first and foremost, a breastfeeding advocate. I have turned down actual paying jobs in order to never play a part in the formula marketing machine, so I have no qualms about missing out on blogging-related opportunities that require me to sell out to formula companies. Thank you!(I've put this up on my About Me page as well, so nobody can miss it).
Btw, while I could reply to these formula company invitations one-by-one, I am not going to bother. You know why? Because they didn't bother to read anything about me or what this blog is about. They didn't do their homework, but I am not their teacher, and so I have no duty to correct their mistake. Seriously, PR companies and clients: DO YOUR RESEARCH. Or don't. It's quite likely you've been wondering why your campaign isn't getting any engagement. Here's a clue: You aren't doing your job. And if it means that less people will be victim to your marketing ploys, then keep it up!
P.S: I am not judging mommy bloggers who participate - that decision is theirs, this decision is mine - but I will always judge formula companies harshly for the crap they pull on parents everywhere (click that link, because the info is really worth knowing).