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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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JAMA review questions the safety and effectiveness of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

Last week I noted that the editor of premier breastfeeding journal declared that it is time for a critical review of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and its Ten Steps. The editor’s key point: What is needed in my opinion is not a rigid categorical defense of a magic (holy?) 10 but an intellectually rigid […]

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Lactivism represents a profound lack of empathy

One of the most amazing traits of human beings is the ability to empathize with others. We don’t have to lose a parent to imagine how devastating the loss of a parent could be and therefore we offer our support. We don’t have to experience a divorce to imagine how devastating the end of a […]

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