Thursday, June 15, 2006

"Breastfeed or Else" article in NYT

The NYT had a great article about breastfeeding and how to have a public health campaign to encourage more moms to nurse longer. On, I stole this comment and I`ll give credit to Amanda for writing it. She`s a mom who both bottle & breastfed & I think this is so well said:

"Many moms, on the other hand, do not make informed decisions and are unaware that formula carries risks. Everyone things that breast is best or breast milk has benefits but that's all hogwash. Breastmilk does not carry benefits. It is the biological norm. It does what it is supposed to do. Any deviation from that carries risks. Now the extent to how great those risks are is debatable even among the medical community and each family has to do their own risk/benefit analysis when deciding whether or not to breastfeed because it IS a choice. No amount of lactivism will take the choice out of it."

1 comment:

Jane said...

Caught your post to a plonker re homebith. Im with you entiely. Wouldlove to swap mails if you ever get time? Post cocktail hour of course ;-)


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