Debate: There are no benefits to breastfeeding. None.

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Debate: There are no benefits to breastfeeding. None.
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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 11:05pm

Breast milk/breastfeeding is not best or better or the superior choice. It is simply the biological norm that your baby's body has been designed to expect and survive on.

Formula is not better, the best choice or superior choice even in certain situations - it is simply a fall-back choice when breast milk/breastfeeding is not possible for whatever reason.

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It's the normal thing to happen. All that oxytocin bonding, the immunities, the perfect growth medium for human beings, the added hormone hits to combat stress and sleeplessness, the brain building chemicals, the oral-facial development... it's all normal stuff. It's what nature designed. Glorious, complex, mind-boggingly brilliant... and commonplace and everyday.

It's the biological norm.

It's what you do, to produce a perfectly normal child.

If you have a gene inside your family, that reacts to environmental stress for cancer.. breastfeeding won't stop it developing.
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But more cancers will be triggered, in a cohort, if the children with the gene aren't breastfed.
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Breastfeeding won't stop asthma, or autism, developing, in a child with a genetic, or environmental trigger for it.
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But more asthma, and more autism, will be triggered, in a cohort, if the susceptible children aren't breastfeed.
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Breastfeeding won't prevent salmonella triggering food poisoning in a newborn.
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But breastmilk doesn't contain salmonella: some formula does contain it.
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Breathing fresh air doesn't cause cancer: but breathing smoke can trigger it.
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See the difference?

http://one-of-those-women.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html

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Registered: 10-01-2010
nisupulla wrote:

Forgive me, but I have a difficult time understanding your posts sometimes.

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Registered: 11-29-2005
nisupulla wrote:

Forgive me, but I have a difficult time understanding your posts sometimes.

 


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Registered: 07-11-2006

Witchpower:

NISU: IOW, there are perks to breastfeeding compared to using formula and there are hassles associated with breastfeeding compared to formula. Yes? So, IYO, baseline infant feeding IS commercial infant formula. The value of breastfeeding is based on its relationship to infant formula.

GOP: No that formula is simply an alternative to breast feeding period,zilch nothing more and nothing less.

I don't now how to interpret that.

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Registered: 07-11-2006

Speaking of confused, why is there so much space between my siggy pictures?

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Registered: 07-11-2006

Come on now. I am for lack of a better term,incredulous that you don't understand that at all. I would hate to think that you were being obtuse.

Sorry, "you are stupid" comments rarely, if ever, tweak me. Many things tweak me, that is not one of them.

So,you really dont get how I was defining that

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Registered: 02-28-2008

I never meant to tweak you and I was not implying that you were stupid. not at all.

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Registered: 04-13-2008

It is interesting to note that breast milk has been shown to kill cancer cells in the lab outside the human body.

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Registered: 06-16-2010
teresagem wrote:

It is interesting to note that breast milk has been shown to kill cancer cells in the lab outside the human body.

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