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Breastfeeding Backlash

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6 Responses

  1. Rosin’s anecdote sounds like it’s been pulled straight out of Best Parent Ever.

  2. Ken says:

    Most people I’ve encountered who feel very strongly about breastfeeding are decent. But the issue as a whole is tainted by the minority of zealots who will accost a stranger in public for feeding from a bottle — like the one who berated by wife for bottle-feeding our son shortly after we adopted him.

  3. Dave says:

    I’m with Ken on this. The real problem this post identifies is that there are people in the world who will ostracize their friends or attack strangers merely because they make different parenting choices. That’s insane and ridiculous.

  4. bill says:

    regarding your ps:

    breastfeeding = 10 additional points per day on weightwatchers

    given the wide awareness of WW’s points system, “breastfeeding gives you 10 additional points daily” might be all one needs to say.

  5. Nice and detailed information here. I’ll definitly keep an eye on this site. :) Best regards.

    Breast Feeding Newborn

  6. Rosalyn Sullivan RN says:

    Mothers should be allowed to choose their feeding method without guilt or judgement. They are entitled to all the knowlege they can receive concerning their choice. Postpartum depression is rampant among moms who for whatever reason cannot breastfeed.. They feel like they have failed and to top it off they are giving their child poison ie FORMULA…Its unfortunate that there is so much fanatical extremism from Baby Friendly.. A manifesto on how to breastfeed only and if you dont you are putting your baby at risk. Its not the truth. Joan B. Wolf in her book, “Is Breast Best” spells out evidence based studies, what is truth and what is lore and realistically.. We dont know the facts about the benefit from breastmilk vs the socioeconomic status of the mother.
    Bottom line: Leave biopolitics out of it and support a loving bond between all infants and moms and their choice of infant feeding. Family friendly sounds better to me..

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