Insignificant Truth About Women Who Can't Breastfeed
12% of women are diagnosed with breast cancer.
9%  of children have asthma.
About 5%  of 40-year-old men have erection problems.
Between 2% and 5%  of expectant mothers develop gestational diabetes.
0.1%  of the world’s population has Down Syndrome.
Somewhere between 1.1% and 4.2% of females suffer from bulimia nervosa in their lifetime.
About 1.5% of people though out the world have autism.
About 0.1%  of Australia’s population has HIV.
1% to 2%  of deaths throughout the world each year are by suicide.
0.3% of babies are born with hearing loss.
In 2009 around 0.09%  of the US population were hospitalized with the H1N1 (swine) flu.
0.030%  of babies die of SIDS.
0.005% of women in the UK die from cervical cancer.
Please don’t tell me that the often quoted 5% of women who physically can’t breastfeed is an ‘insignificant’ number.
It is more ‘significant’ then HIV, H1N1, Autism, SIDS, cervical cancer, suicide and Down Syndrome put together if you really want to look at it that way.
People don’t say ‘most babies live, so let’s not discourage people by taking about SIDS.’
People don’t say ‘only around 5% of mothers develop gestational diabetes, it’s such a small number so don’t worry about it’ or that they just didn’t try hard enough to overcome it.
For the mother who wants to breastfeed but can’t it is usually, at the time, the most significant hardship she feels she is facing. It may not be the most significant hardship faced in the world, but in her world it is.
So next time you want to throw around ‘insignificant’ numbers maybe think about how ‘insignificant’ you are making that mother feel.
Source: http://www.bottlebabies.org/category/blog/