Debate: There are no benefits to breastfeeding. None.

Community Leader
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?

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010

My mom has had breast cancer several times. They cut it out and it keeps growing back (she had a radical mastectomy and all her lymph nodes removed when they first found it) Now it has gone to her brain.

If breastfeeding my children gives me any chance of possibly lowering my risk of getting breast cancer too - I think it is wonderful!

No guarantees, of course - but I will take the risk that BFing my 2nd & 3rd may have lowered my risk - I know that FFing my first did not.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
goddessofpeace wrote:

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2008

aww witch im sorry to hear that but i hear you on

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2008



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