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Breastfeeding and the ideology of gut “virginity”

There is no such thing as virginity. It is not a physiological concept. It is a social construct that reflects an obsession with female purity, virtue and honor. It is deeply misogynist. There is no such thing as gut virginity, either. It is not a physiological concept but a social construct that reflects lactivists’ obsession […]

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Breastfeeding researchers forced to acknowledge risks they’ve denied for years

The title is dull, Evidence-Based Updates on the First Week of Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Infants ≥ 35 Weeks, but the admissions within are blockbusters. Simply put, breastfeeding researchers have been forced to acknowledge that everything the Fed Is Best Foundation and I have been writing for years is true: Insufficient breastmilk is common Serious, life […]

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How can you tell the difference between an expert and a quaxpert on vaccines?

Whom should you trust on vaccines, an expert or a quaxpert? And how can you tell the difference? 1. An expert has formal education in the topic at hand, while the quaxpert has none. This has several important implications. It means that the expert has been exposed to a wide variety of evidence and viewpoints. […]

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Homebirth midwives treat deadly coronavirus as a marketing opportunity

The deadly coronavirus pandemic is a disaster for individuals, a disaster for public health and a disaster for the economy. But one group is positively excited about the calamity: homebirth midwives. Why? They view the tragedy as an awesome marketing opportunity. The Midwives Alliance of North America is all over it. Their latest blog post […]

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The only thing anti-vaxxers have to fear is fear itself!

All anti-vaxxers share one very important thing in common. Wait, let me amend that. In addition to ignorance of basic science, statistics and logic anti-vaxxers share another important characteristic: they are ruled by fear! Anti-vaxxers are afraid of anything they don’t understand and they don’t understand vaccines. They have chosen to band together and create […]

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Coronavirus offers a tragic history lesson for anti-vaxxers

People are dying, massive quarantines are in effect and the financial markets are reeling. Why? Coronavirus. After infecting tens of thousands in China, the novel coronavirus has reached dozens of other countries — at least 48 in total. Public health officials say it’s almost inevitable the illness will spread more extensively within the U.S. So […]

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Why did lactivist Lisa Bridger order the coroner’s report for another woman’s baby?

The new lactivist tactic is so vicious it defies belief. It was pioneered by anti-vaxxers who target the mother of a child who has died of a vaccine preventable disease, claiming the she is lying or that she killed her child. Now lactivists are applying it to mothers whose babies have been brain injured or […]

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What are you doing wrong? You’re letting your breastfed baby STARVE!

I wish this situation were rare, but it’s not. I wish this were a joke, but it deadly serious. I wish were about mom’s intuition, but it’s really about her ego. Does anyone have experience with slow-gainers or failure to thrive? I’m desperate for any advice/ information you have. What is “normal” weight gain by […]

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Claiming formula is full of sugar is like claiming abortion causes cancer

Opponents are clear about one thing; women don’t understand the risks. They aren’t giving informed consent because they aren’t fully informed. Sure, they may be counseled about the major risks, the ones that could kill you, but deaths are rare. The other complications are so much more common. If women only knew of the myriad […]

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New paper about sugar in infant formula is fake news

Much of what passes for contemporary breastfeeding “research” is meant to demonize formula, not to accurately assess the risks and or tote up the trivial benefits of breastfeeding. Consider a new paper is published in a journal of dentistry(?!). A cross-country exploratory study to investigate the labelling, energy, carbohydrate and sugar content of formula milk […]

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