Graciah (m)

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Graciah (m)
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Thu, 10-02-2003 - 9:36am
I can't find the post to reply to so I started a new thread.

There are other studies supporting the Sears Asthma study. Even the very article you cited said "...the study in the Lancelot AND OTHERS..."

http://216.239.39.104/search?q=cache:FaWkvqjYpdQJ:www.hunterdonhealthcare.org/WebMD/Conditions/Allergies_Asthma/Breastfeeding_Linked.asp+breastfed+babies+more+asthma+allergies&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Bottom of the article:

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I also found this interesting: <> This is what I've been pointing out here and it's been debated to the stars.

Also, to address your point that the Sears study was flawed because some infant were supplemented. I agree it may be "flawed" but that's not to say it's completely invalid. I believe it still need to be looked at. Keep in mind I'm not saying I believe or disbelieve that there is any link to asthma/allergies in BF kids. My whole point has been: why don't you ladies give these findings and others virtually no thought but wholeheartedly believe the other ones? Is it because there is MORE studies on the benefits of BM? That certainly doesn't automatically make new ones invalid. It all depends on the qualitity and soundness of the study. One good study could invalidate 100 shoddy ones. And if the tides begin to shift and more studies start showing more evidence of downfalls of BF'ing would you shift your beliefs? (Ah, this is the topic of my other post so you don't need to answer here).

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In reply to: oneproudmama
Thu, 10-02-2003 - 9:59am
If most major research supported that formula feeding was the better choice, I would do so. The point is that isn't and never has been the case. The AAP and all other child health advocates believe breastfeeding is best for babies, this is what I base my beliefs on. You base your views on nothing more than a feeling that all these groups could possibly be wrong somehow. You incorrectly assume, I find all studies that support my view to be valid. I analyze all studies with a grain of salt. As Danielle(?) said find me one just one study that recommends ff over breastfeeding and then we'll talk. Wanna discuss the links I posted about the health deterrants of ff?;)~Lisa
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In reply to: oneproudmama
Thu, 10-02-2003 - 10:54am
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The links don't work.

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In reply to: oneproudmama
Thu, 10-02-2003 - 11:00am
yes they do. I told you how to retrieve the Salon article.
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In reply to: oneproudmama
Thu, 10-02-2003 - 11:29am
Give me some time to look for the link again and then some time to read it.