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Baby Friendly USA is backpedaling as fast as they can

I’ve always said it was only a matter of time. For years, the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and its US outlet Baby Friendly USA have been exaggerating the benefits of breastfeeding, ignoring the risks of breastfeeding promotion and shutting women out of decisions on feeding and caring for their own babies. As a result, […]

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Revisiting the 39 week rule

Over 3 years ago, I wrote about a study that showed that the “39 week rule” (banning elective deliveries before 39 weeks) increased the risk of stillbirth. A new study purports to show that is not the case. The new study is Association of Widespread Adoption of the 39-Week Rule With Overall Mortality Due to […]

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Vaginal steaming and the seductive appeal of pseudoscience

Why, in the absence of any scientific evidence to support it, are ridiculous “treatments” like vaginal steaming embraced by purveyors of pseudoscience? Why, in the absence of any scientific evidence to support it, has anti-vaccine advocacy become so popular? Why, in the absence of any scientific evidence to support it, have homeopathic products that are […]

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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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