(above) newborn onesie as displayed on Old Navy's online store site
Really Old Navy??
Human babies deserve human milk.
There is nothing 'powering' a newborn who is being artificially fed. Babies do not choose to be fed in this manner - one which brings with it negative consequences both immediately, and long term - physically, mentally, and socially.
Rather, babies are born to breastfeed. And when this is not possible, they deserve to be provided with human milk from another source. According to the World Health Organization (1) and countless developmental studies, formula is not 'second best' - rather it is far down the line of what human babies should be provided with for a baseline level of health:
1) breastfeeding (breastfeeding is not 'best' it is normal and expected by newborn mammals)
2) mother's milk in another form (pumped and given by a supplemental nursing system, bottle, or other form if she or baby cannot breastfeed)
3) human milk of another mother if mother's milk is not available
4) artificial feeding of formula
*Some lactation specialists and health advocates recommend the raw milk of another mammal (such as goat milk) before artificial formula concoctions.
In any case, what a sad newborn onesie to have on your shelves. One which advocates for destruction and a true formula for disaster.
Try again, Old Navy. This one belongs in the recycling bin. I just hope that they are not shipped off to an impoverished nation (as some left-over clothing items are) to be handed out to mothers and their babies who desperately need to be supported in breastfeeding.
(below) Old Navy's newborn onesie on store rack for sale
(1) UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO. "Facts for Life: A Communication Challenge." New York: UNICEF 1989; p. 20.
For breastfeeding resources, see this list of helpful websites, articles, and books.
A variety of "Mommy Powered" themed onesies and tees found here.
Where are these, Old Navy?