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When breastfeeding isn’t working

Trust breasts? It’s not the motto of the lactivist movement, but it could be. If breastfeeding advocates are sure of anything, they’re sure that breasts are the one organ system in the body that never, ever fails. In their view, if breastfeeding isn’t working for you and your baby, there are myriad possible reasons, but […]

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Ignore lactivist Amy Brown when she tells you to ignore breastfeeding horror stories

Tobacco executives tried to convince people to ignore horror stories about lung cancer. Car company executives tried to convince people to ignore the horror stories about exploding Pintos. Pharmaceutical executives tried to convince people to ignore the horror stories about Vioxx. Now lactation professionals are trying to convince people to ignore breastfeeding horror stories. Try […]

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Did the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative change its definition of exclusive breastfeeding?

Yesterday I wrote about the new JAMA review of the World Health Organization’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. I reported that although the review is couched in careful language, the conclusions are devastating: the BFHI ignores the scientific evidence, risks babies’ lives and isn’t even particularly effective. I noted that the review suggest that the BFHI […]

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