iV's commentary to pg mothers on bf?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-17-2007
iV's commentary to pg mothers on bf?
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Sat, 11-27-2010 - 12:24am

So, I'm 20.5 weeks pregnant, and I decided to read iV's weekly update on pregnancy. In the section titled "Your life right now," they have chosen to broach the subject of bf. Here's what is written:

"One of the biggie decisions you have to make as a mom-to-be is whether or not to breastfeed. If it’s really not your thing, or you aren’t able to for some reason, don’t stress about it. (Have you noticed how insanely advanced infant formulas have become in recent years?) But if you are considering nursing, here are some things you might want to know. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that new moms breastfeed their babies exclusively until they’ve reached about 6 months (although you can certainly go longer). That’s because research shows that infants who are breastfed this long can get all sorts of great health benefits—including lower incidence of




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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

A link to a good rebuttal to the iVillage stance:

http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/html/Benefits.shtml

A few snip-its:

If you nurse your baby for the first few days after birth, he will get a healthy dose of colostrum,

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-02-2006

Overall just sounds very wishy-washy to me and promotes the 'safe' opinion of "Breast is best... but formula is just fine."

2010 Siggy
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-28-2003

I agree.

Don't wanna offend the adverstisers!

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2008
Tue, 11-30-2010 - 10:51pm
I sounds just like the standard "safe" line on vs FF that many mainstream parenting sites and books include designed to still recognize BF as best bust also not upset FF'rs/FF'rs-to-be by not claiming it's so much better healthwise that if a mom goes with FF'ing they risk significant health issues with their baby. Ultimately, the message it sends if that formula is close enough for most babies. The reality though is this message is not supported by the current research on BF'ing clearly shows that formula is not "close enough" as some claim.

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