Why aren't women more selfish?

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Why aren't women more selfish?
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Fri, 05-16-2003 - 8:44pm
I'm just curious...If breastfeeding reduces one's risk of getting breast cancer, why not at least try it? The heck with the baby (just kidding! lol), *I* don't want to get breast cancer http://health.discovery.com/centers/kids/kidsnews/breastfed.html

Julie

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Fri, 05-16-2003 - 10:07pm
Hey Julie, fancy meeting you here! ;-)

I certainly admit I do nurse in part for selfish reasons. For my health and for the ease of doing so are 2 big ones for me.

:-)

Fio.

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Fri, 05-16-2003 - 10:18pm
LOL, I used to laugh about that, too..."I'm just too lazy to go downstairs and get/wash bottles!" :)

Julie

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Sat, 05-17-2003 - 10:01am
To be honest with you, I never realized the benefits to a mom who BF her kids when I decided to BF. I do it because I think it is what is best for my kids. I don't think the benefits to mom are widely known. Heck, a lot of people don't even realize that BF is best for baby, much less has any benefits for mom.

This is my hypothesis for those who are aware. BF doesn't guarantee you &/or baby will not get any ailment, it only reduces the risk. But how much does it actually reduce any risk? From some of the comments I have read here it would seem that any help BF gives still doesn't cut the risk significantly enough for some people to say "wow, I'd better BF my kids because of the health advantages".

Just my thoughts, not trying to put words into anyone's mouth.



Janet & nursling Sierra

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Sat, 05-17-2003 - 11:24am
That's true. I should have never made the assumption "everyone KNOWS breastfeeding reduces breastcancer risk" just because *I've* seen it on the evening news a dozen times. And definitely, *correlation* is not enough reason for a lot of people to do something, but one-to-one *causation* usually is. (ie, if it will only reduce my risk by 8 percent, what's the point, but if it would 100 percent keep me from getting it, then it might be worth it).

Julie

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