Is the WHO full of it then?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2003
Is the WHO full of it then?
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Thu, 11-06-2003 - 11:41pm
I've heard a lot on this board about the benefits of nursing being "negligible". If that is so...why does the WHO so strongly reccomend it over formula...for 2 years minimum? Why do pediatricians echo that opinion...and public health nurses...and hospitals...and most women of the world...are they all full of it? Is it all just a "big scam" to get women back in the home...barefoot and pregnant? Is it all a conspiracy? The entire medical community seems to think it is significant...enough to endorse it strongly. Is the whole medical world wrong on this one?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 7:53am
I don't think so. That is precisely why I breastfed all four of my children for at least 2 years. I will never have to question whether or not I made the right choice. There is a real peace in knowing that I did the best for my children.:-)~Lisa
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 8:37am

Know what?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 8:44am
I am glad you are so comfortable with your choice. I do have to wonder why you sound so defensive though.~Lisa
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 8:58am
I would be interested in the studies you have that say the advantages to breastfeeding are non existant. I have yet to ever read such a study.~Lisa
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 9:10am
i'd like to see those too. i'm also looking for ones that *recommend* ff for the average mom (not w/aids, on meds, etc).
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 9:32am

because you made it sound like ff'ers will have to second guess you choice.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 9:34am

They have been presented here plenty of times.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-1999
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 10:45am
Excellent point! ITA! And I think it's interesting that some of the most militant BFers who quote the WHO and APA recommendations on BFing all day long are also the ones who ignore those same recommendations on vaccination schedules and the like.

We all do what we, as mothers, feel is in the best interest of our families.

Christi

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 11:14am
The recommendations for vaccines have changed so frequently that a parent would be foolish to just accept them blindly without question and research. Breastmilk is beneficial for all babies, vaccines aren't. There is quite a difference between the two. Besides I am not militant so I suppose this isn't about me;-)~Lisa
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 11:46am

I don't ever remember seeing the AAP recommend to NOT vaccine, unless certain health issues were already present.

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