Wednesday, March 23, 2011

on breastfeeding

Article: Breastfeeding women viewed as less competent?

Apparently, according to this study, done by researchers at Montana State University.

Most disturbing:  Results were the same regardless of the gender of the participant. So it is not just men in our society that look down on breastfeeding, it is women too? Why do we have such a bad attitude about breastfeeding, when it is such a normal thing to do, and has been done as a matter of course up until the middle of this century? Was the propaganda being issued by the medical industry and formula companies that powerful? Apparently so.

1 comment:

  1. It started in the 50s-60s. It was the status statement, if you could afford to give formula then it was the "in" thing to do.
    Also, the AAP doesnt even recomend BF after the age of one, when the WHO says a min. of 2 years.
    I've been nursing on demand with my daughter for almost 17 months now, and it doesnt look like its going to stop any time soon.


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