My oldest is going to be 32 this year. Back in 1978 there was plenty of evidence that breast fed babies were significantly healthier than non breast fed babies. That's all we needed to know. It's gotta be a no-brainer in 2010.
Unless there is a real good reason, all children should get breast milk. Those who don't feed their children the proper way (from a real live breast) ought to be charged with child neglect.
The other thing that needs to be done is for society to stop with the ridiculous taboo attitude about breast feeding. Mothers shouldn't be made to feel at all bashful about breast feeding their babies wherever and whenever the need arises.
If you don't like it, put a fucking blanket over your ignorant pea brained fucking head.
Study: Breast-feeding would save lives, money
By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner, Ap Medical Writer – Mon Apr 5, 1:53 pm ET
CHICAGO – The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women fed their babies breast milk only for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.
Those startling results, published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, are only an estimate. But several experts who reviewed the analysis said the methods and conclusions seem sound.
"The health care system has got to be aware that breast-feeding makes a profound difference," said Dr. Ruth Lawrence, who heads the American Academy of Pediatrics' breast-feeding section.