The Case Against Breast-Feeding
March 16, 2009 1:21 PM Subscribe
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Hanna Rosin has written a piece for the Atlantic
claiming that the actual health benefits of breast-feeding are surprisingly thin, far thinner than most popular literature indicates. This is pretty controversial following "decades of indoctrination delivered with evangelical fervor
," causing American women "to take it as an article of faith that if they don’t breast-feed their children, they'll grow up to be underachievers plagued with health problems and lacking a bond with their mother".
For a more indepth discussion, see Mother's Milk
, where Ms. Rosin and three friends discuss the science and culture of breast-feeding.