Like most modern moms, I am a member of several private Facebook parenting pages.
While I mostly turn to these forums for advice on everything from potty training to finding a new family-friendly restaurant, I have also been able to find a good number of stories on these sites.
One day during nap time, I spotted a post by a new mother who had a daughter with severe reflux, which basically means she isn’t able to digest her food properly. The mom had tried to breastfeed, but the baby rejected it. She then tried every brand of formula on the market, to no avail.
You can only imagine how frustrating and isolating it must be to not be able to feed your baby, which is the most basic and important need.
Finally, a doctor recommended a prescription-only formula, and it worked. Her baby took down a bottle! The problem was, the formula cost hundreds of dollars a month, and her insurance wouldn’t cover it.
So out of desperation, the mom turned to Craigslist and got ripped off. She came to the Facebook forum to ask other moms if they had any advice on how to get her money back.
So, I reached out to her, and she agreed to share her story on the news. And guess what? She didn’t get her money back, but once fellow moms on Facebook saw our story, people from all over our viewing area sent her can after can of the special formula, worth well over the amount she lost.
This—this is the power of moms!
VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — A mother with a baby in crisis says she fell victim to a scam after she turned to a Craigslist ad to buy special infant formula not covered by her insurance.
Rachel Souverain, the baby’s mother, explains that prior to getting Neocate Infant Formula, feeding time was incredibly difficult as her daughter had refused breast milk and was unable to ingest traditional baby formulas due to a milk and soy intolerance.