Breast Feeding is Unsanitary...
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|Sat, 11-26-2011 - 5:58pm|
And that bacteria is good for your baby.
I wonder what this means for babies fed formula made with sterilized water, in sterilized bottles, with sterilized nipples?
...Twenty-six years ago I noticed that our clearheaded, un-drugged mothers, who were not strapped down or restrained in any way, eagerly, with motherly murmurs of joy, reached out to grasp and hold their babies as I placed them on their abdomens. Why not let them hold their babies? I have heard many absurd objections over the years. "The mother's hands and breasts are not sterile!" I personally feel that non-sterility is one of the greatest benefits of breast-feeding. Bacteria are essential to the alimentary canal for digestion to occur. Baby mice fed sterile milk in an absolutely sterile environment died. Could it be that common antigens from saprophytic (harmless) skin bacteria shared by pathogenic (harmful) bacteria produce a cross immunity that accounts for the fact that breast-fed babies are less prone to infections for the rest of their lives?...
From: Husband-Coached Childbirth (Fifth Edition): The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth