This viral TV segment hilariously obliterates the idea that baby formula is bad.

In "Adam Ruins Everything," comedian Adam Conover brutally and hilariously takes down common myths and stereotypes.

Throughout the show's run, Conover has "ruined" (through facts!) things like polygraph tests, nutritional psuedo-science, and diamond engagement rings.

In a recent episode, he took aim at something that has parents everywhere raising an eyebrow: baby formula.


That's right. Contrary to popular belief, baby formula is a perfectly safe and healthy option for most new families.

The push in recent years to normalize and celebrate breastfeeding has been great, but one unfortunate side effect is that it sometimes leads to the shaming or even demonizing of parents who have to — or simply choose to — feed their babies formula.

The viral clip explains it perfectly:

The science is clear on this: Breastfeeding isn't the only way to feed your baby. It's not the only way to bond with them, either.

You may have heard that breastfeeding releases something called the "love hormone," or oxytocin, which strengthens the mother-baby bond.

Welp. Conover is here to ruin that for you, too. Yay!

"Oxytocin is a hormone that gets released when you do things like hug or cuddle," he says. "But that same hormone is released when you do things like fire a gun or watch porn."

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In other words, he says, there's just no scientific evidence that formula feeding is detrimental to your relationship with your baby, physically or emotionally.

Most doctors still recommend breastfeeding, but it's important to remember that this is a choice, not a mandate.

These myths about formula feeding have been long overdue for a good bustin'. And while many women can't breastfeed for different physical reasons, it's also totally cool to just choose not to.

Now that we know breastfeeding and formula feeding are both totally fine, safe, and healthy options, let's just let moms mom however they want to mom.

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While most 10-year-olds are playing Minecraft, riding bikes, or watching YouTube videos, Justin Sather is intent on saving the planet. And it all started with a frog blanket when he was a baby.

"He carried it everywhere," Justin's mom tells us. "He had frog everything, even a frog-themed birthday party."

In kindergarten, Justin learned that frogs are an indicator species – animals, plants, or microorganisms used to monitor drastic changes in our environment. With nearly one-third of frog species on the verge of extinction due to pollution, pesticides, contaminated water, and habitat destruction, Justin realized that his little amphibian friends had something important to say.

"The frogs are telling us the planet needs our help," says Justin.

While it was his love of frogs that led him to understand how important the species are to our ecosystem, it wasn't until he read the children's book What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada that Justin-the-activist was born.

Inspired by the book and with his mother's help, he set out on a mission to raise funds for frog habitats by selling toy frogs in his Los Angeles neighborhood. But it was his frog art which incorporated scientific facts that caught people's attention. Justin's message spread from neighbor to neighbor and through social media; so much so that he was able to raise $2,000 for the non-profit Save The Frogs.

And while many kids might have their 8th birthday party at a laser tag center or a waterslide park, Justin invited his friends to the Ballona wetlands ecological preserve to pick invasive weeds and discuss the harms of plastic pollution.

Justin's determination to save the frogs and help the planet got a massive boost when he met legendary conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall.

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At one of her Roots and Shoots youth initiative events, Dr. Goodall was so impressed with Justin's enthusiasm for helping frogs, she challenged the young activist to take it one step further and focus on plastic pollution as well. Justin accepted her challenge and soon after was featured in an issue of Bravery Magazine dedicated to Jane Goodall.

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