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|Wed, 08-08-2012 - 5:30pm|
Interspersed throughout the "Breastfeeding is Worth It" Blog were bits of erroneous information such as:
the claims about breastfeeding often rely on poor science
I don't [promote] breastfeeding, because I operate under the assumption that mothers (and prospective mothers) are well aware of the benefits and advantages of breastfeeding.
I'd much rather [women] formula feed than force themselves into a psychological mind-fark.
I don't think we should promote breastfeeding for it's "health benefits" at all. We've all gotten the message
I hope that breastfeeding advocates BEGIN extolling the positive, empowering, enjoyable aspects of the act.
harping on about the dangers of formula [is] a tactic that doesn't really work,
[Breastfeeding has] turned into something we have to do, rather than want to do
[The current] world is in no way similar to many of the environments used to back up the "natural", "instinctive" nature of breastfeeding...
our ideas about infant feeding are (unconsciously or consciously) stuck in the mire of nostalgic, and ultimately limiting, ideas about women and motherhood.
breastfeeding is worth it, BUT so is a mother's sanity, health, and sense of autonomy.