Debate: It's mom's choice...
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|Mon, 06-20-2011 - 4:07pm|
It is a mother's choice to choose a higher risk of obesity, higher risk of diabetes, higher risk of SIDs, higher risk of allergies.
Each child is born their own personal risk level of these illnesses and health risks. It may be a very high risk - resulting in death. It may be a medium risk, resulting in allergies and illness. It may be a low risk, with a few extra sniffles and ear infections. It may not be a concern at all for that child - he or she may be very healthly, never sick at all.
But it is a mother's right to choose to add to this personal level of risk for her child, if she wishes. Because it is her body and her child, and only she will have to deal with the consequences of her choice, if that risk should turn into reality.
And her child, of course.