Archive for April, 2009

Why Breastfeeding is Worth Fighting For

“The worldwide ‘Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative‘ is a great campaign — get the baby skin-to-skin with mom first thing after birth, leave them be for an hour to start nursing, and basically phase out the nursery. A centerpiece of the initiative is to ban formula companies from giving out free samples in maternity wards. But perhaps calling it ‘baby friendly’ was a bad idea. Perhaps it sends the message that breastfeeding is somehow not ‘mother friendly.’

That’s essentially what Hannah Rosin argues in an article in this month’s Atlantic, ‘The Case Against Breastfeeding’…”

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