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05 April 2010 @ 08:51 pm
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Breastfeeding would save lives
I wonder if you're mythologizing me like I do youuppity_heathen on April 6th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
bloodparabloodpara on April 6th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
I love reading articles about how breastfeeding is awesome. It makes me feel awesome. Thank you for the validation.
Velouriakittyface on April 6th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
This is sure to be Earthshattering news for the booj.
si_anenomesi_anenome on April 6th, 2010 05:25 am (UTC)
What is the question? Or is this just a plug for breast milk. Yay, breast milk. (>.>)
Herkko Rosvo-Ronkainen: helmet!Georgemissingkeys on April 6th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
The $13 billion in estimated losses due to the low breast-feeding rate includes an economists' calculation partly based on lost potential lifetime wages — $10.56 million per death.


Also, I love how everybody and their dog ignores the AAP when it comes to television watching but they're always quoted in breastfeeding articles.
Pee_Truckpee_truck on April 6th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
...or the use of bumpers and the like in cribs.

Good point.
Herkko Rosvo-Ronkainenmissingkeys on April 6th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Heh, yes! And--okay, this might be grasping because I'm not American and don't feel like googling, but I'm willing to bet that they've got a stance on immunisation that at least a third of LJ doesn't care about.
Ruchelruchel on April 6th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
.·:*¨¨*:·. *Jewelz* .·:*¨¨*:·.: Drink Mejewe1z on April 7th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
I don't think anyone could disagree with the overall opinion, but the wording is backwards as always. Breastfeeding saves lives in the same way that not smoking prevents cancer. I can't wait for the shift in wording so statements like "The magnitude of health benefits linked to breast-feeding..." change to "The magnitude of health risks linked to formula-feeding..."

IMO, it would be more effective for formula containers to come with actual warning labels detailing these risks than for boobs to come with invisible labels detailing health benefits, which seems to be the aim of current breastfeeding education and articles.

BTW, every time I see your name I chuckle. That's fantastic.