Tuesday, November 11, 2003

WorldNetDaily: Breast-feeding as religion 
Breast-feeding as religion
Posted: November 11, 2003
1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc.

"One of the phenomena of our time is the passion surrounding breast-feeding. In Norway, for instance, it is now illegal to advertise baby formula. And America is probably not far behind. Whenever I raise this issue on my radio show, merely saying that bottle-feeding is OK renders me a villain in the eyes of many listeners.

The religious-like fervor for breast-feeding and loathing of bottle-feeding need to be explained. I acknowledge having no scientific basis on which to challenge the many scientific studies that point to the health benefits of breast-feeding %u2013 such as fewer infant infections, fewer early allergies, getting the mother's antibodies, and so on. I do, however, believe that in a health-conscious home, these benefits are negligible...." [Save us from this common-sense trumps science attitude. - JC]

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