thats exactly my point. if you let your dr choose whether or not you breastfeed then you deserve (for lack of a better word) to formula feed your baby. many many many people have been formula fed and indeed, turned out just fine. breastfeeding is a choice and regardless of how i feel about it i think people should be able to readily recieve samples of products, even if i choose not to use them. if a woman was offered a sample, she declined it, and somehow a nurse or dr made her take the sample then i think there needs to be a letter written. i like to think about the other side when making my decisions. of course we all feel the same way because we chose to breastfeed, but what if you knew from the start that you didnt want to breastfeed or that you simply couldnt. then that sample from would be greatly appreciated.I don't agree. A doctor giving you something is, in most people's eyes, tantamount to his saying "this is what I think is the healthiest option for you." I've heard many people mistakenly say formula is just as good, or that the benefits of breastfeeding must be exaggerated because "I was formula fed and I turned out fine." So not everyone really understands that breast milk is best and the many reasons why. And in that case, a formula sample, especially from their doctor, might really just reinforce misconceptions.