BF descreases SIDS deaths but formula does not increase SIDS?!?
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|Wed, 06-08-2011 - 3:10pm|
On the comment section of a news article about an anti-co-sleeping study published, someone commented about formula feeding increasing the risks of SIDS. Someone else countered the following: "There is no evidence that formula feeding increases the risk of SIDS. Just because breastfeeding may decrease it does not automatically mean that formula increases it.". Now many I'm missing something here but isn't that statement simply illogical. If BF'ing decrease the rate of SIDS then it does so in comparison to those babies are who not being BF'd which in the U.S. generally means they are FF'd. But if you look at it from the opposite POV then you could say the FF'ing increases the rate of SIDS compared to the rate of SIDS amoung BF'rs, in other words FF'rs have an increased risk of SIDS. It's seems to me that "BF'injg decrease the risk of SIDS" and "FF'ing increase the risks of SIDS are simply saying the same thing but from different norms or at least that is the way I logically interpret those statements. Is there something I'm missing here or do you agree that the statement "Just because breastfeeding may decrease it does not automatically mean that formula increases it." has a logical flaw in it?