by Winnie Mading
April 10, 2005
Suckling develops and aligns baby's palate, epiglottis, eustachian tubes, teeth and eyes. Resulting in a decrease of - SIDS, acute inner ear ache (AOM2), corrective surgery, dental work and glasses."
This perpetuates the common idea that formula feeding is the norm. Breastfeeding should be the norm against which any other methods are compared, which would make the following more a more appropriate statement:
"Risk of common cancers
and post partum depression are significantly increased when mothers
do not breastfeed. Babies suffer MORE stomach problems, INCREASED
risk of diabetes, obewsity, allergies and ezcema, respiratory
and heart disease and more when not breastfed. They have LOWER
IQ and self esteem, leading to lower potential North American
milestones of development.
Artificial infant feeding has become so pervasive in our society that current rates of ear infections, for example, have become viewed as normal for babies. Has God, evolution or whatever you attribute human development to, been so disfunctional as to make such a painful condition "normal". I think not!
The fact that some may view breastfeeding as "inconvenient" for "modern" women in no way negates its importance to the child. Let's face it, pregnancy and giving birth might also be vied as "inconvenient". I suppose those of Mr. Glassman's view long for the day when artificial wombs will relieve women of that inconvenient duty also. Equal rights, importance, value of the sexes doesn't have to mean equal functions.
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