When is scaremongering ok?
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|Wed, 08-29-2012 - 3:01pm|
A common criticism of BF promotion is that it is "scaremongering" e.g. in the AIDS discussion below. Leaving aside that particular comparison, what is your opinion on whether
A) scaremongering is used more or less regarding formula than other health issues
B) scaremongering is ever acceptable or warranted.
It has been my impression that scaremongering is pretty much standard practice, and is rarely questioned (i.e. the tactic is rarely questioned, as opposed to the veracity of the claims) on issues of
- breastfeeding while HIV+