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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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The benefits of breastfeeding disappear when intention is taken into account!

Yesterday I wrote about the disabling flaw that renders meaningless nearly every study that purports to show the benefits of breastfeeding. Most breastfeeding studies compare babies who are breastfed with babies who are not breastfed at a moment in time weeks or months after birth (3 months, 6 months, one year). But when we only […]

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The disabling flaw that renders studies comparing breastfeeding to formula feeding meaningless

Nearly all studies on the purported benefits of breastfeeding over formula feeding are meaningless. Why? Because the choice of the comparison groups is beset by a disabling flaw. Nearly all breastfeeding studies compare two groups of infants, those that have been breastfed and those that have not. Babies who were breastfed but failed to thrive […]

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A dead baby will ruin your birth experience every time!

Natural childbirth advocates like to say that “there’s more to birth than a healthy baby.” Duh! No one ever said otherwise. That’s why epidurals and maternal request C-sections should be available to anyone who wants them. They’ve chosen a specific birth experience because there’s more to birth than a healthy baby; there’s pain relief and […]

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Why is the UK hiding their homebirth death rate?

It’s confusing. The UK, with an elaborate system for studying maternity care, publishes reams of statistics about stillbirths, perinatal mortality, infant mortality and maternal mortality through MBRRACE-UK, Mothers And Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries. Here’s the latest publication UK Perinatal Deaths for Births from January to December 2017. In 266 pages, with […]

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