A great commentary: Is it wrong to talk about the public health importance of breastfeeding?

April 8, 2010. Posted in: Blog Posts

Is it wrong to talk about the public health importance of breastfeeding?
phdoula.blogspot.com

So there was this article in Pediatrics that estimated there are 911 preventable deaths a year in the U.S. due to lack of breastfeeding.

Should we not say that? The comments sections of a lot of the media coverage of this article, and several bloggers, think so. Apparently, saying that lack of breastfeeding has real public health consequences is making women feel bad…