Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Going with the Flow: A prominent gynecologist offers a simple solution to the problem of adopting a child
Egypt Today
Manl el-Jesri

"You want to adopt an orphan, but are prevented by Islamic law from giving it the full rights of any other family member, right? Well, maybe not. Provided the child is young enough, science and Al-Azhar may have an answer: A simple breast pump...."
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]