& Bottlefeeding articles
Breastfeeding & Bottle-feeding
 Breasts in Mourning: How Bottle-Feeding Mimics Child Loss in Mothersí
Brains By Jesse Bering According to a new theory being proposed by
University of Albany evolutionary psychologist Gordon
Gallup and his colleagues, the decision to bottle-feed is tantamount, in the
motherís psyche, to mourning the loss of the child. At least, thatís how a
womanís body seems to respond to the absence of a suckling infant at its breasts
in the wake of a successful childbirth. In a soon-to-be-published article
in Medical Hypotheses, the authors argue that bottle-feeding simulates the
unsettling ancestral condition of an infantís death:
Opting not to breastfeed precludes and/or brings all of the processes involved in lactation to a halt. For most of human evolution the absence or early cessation of breastfeeding would have been occasioned by miscarriage, loss, or death of a child. We contend, therefore, that at the level of her basic biology a motherís decision to bottle feed unknowingly simulates child loss
[2013 Feb] Baby formula milk should have cigarette-style health warnings telling mothers breast is best, says top charity
 Breastmilk Stem Cells: Itís not just food By Hilary Butler
[2012 April] THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF BREAST MILK by
[2012 Feb] Breastfeeding - missing the bigger picture by Hilary Butler The problem with saying that FORMULA feeding is a choice, is that actually, people who feed formula, aren't given a choice.....Breastfeeders are the tiny minority in this country, which is why formula is seen as "normal". ...The reason that most of the 2 - 5% of women, who physically cannot breastfeed, put formula in bottles in this country, is because they have no choice but to put formula in that bottle. First, at the highest level of the paediatric community in this country there is NO COMMITMENT to educating parents of the necessity to breastfeed babies, or to cater for those who CANNOT. (Note that word - CANNOT. Not.... "won't") High level commitment, could have had led to a smoothly operating, nation-wide breast milk bank in New Zealand over a decade ago. Parents should be provided with detailed information on WHY breastfeeding is vital. Note that word: VITAL - not "optional".
[2011 Aug] Babies forced onto formula feeding because of IV fluids given to their mothers Bottom line: new research published in BMC's journal International Breastfeeding Journalshows that a newborn's initial weight loss may be simply due to the infant's body regulating its hydration after being exposed to IV fluids prior and during birth.
[2011 June pdf] Fern R. Hauck, et al. Pediatrics. Breastfeeding and Reduced Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A Meta-analysisMeta-analysis. CONCLUSIONS: Breastfeeding is protective against SIDS, and this effect is stronger when breastfeeding is exclusive. The recommendation to breastfeed infants should be included with other SIDS risk-reduction messages to both reduce the risk of SIDS and promote breastfeeding for its many other infant and maternal health benefits. Pediatrics 2011; 128:000CONCLUSIONS: Breastfeeding is protective against SIDS, and this effect is stronger when breastfeeding is exclusive. The recommendation to breastfeed infants should be included with other SIDS risk-reduction messages to both reduce the risk of SIDS and promote breastfeeding for its many other infant and maternal health benefits. Pediatrics 2011; 128:000
 James W Prescott, Ph.D. Why breastfeeding mothers are important
 James W. Prescott, Ph.D. letter Dr. Charles H. Halstead, Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that alerts him to the dangers of infant formula feeding for the formation of the brain neurotransmitters necessary for social bonding and requesting his support for a national review of this subject by DHHS Secretary Leavitt and the urgent need to take corrective actions.
Every Parent Should Know The Scandalous History Of Infant Formula
Breastfeeding and Guilt by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC.
[pdf] BREASTFEEDING BONDING FOR 2.5 YEARS OR LONGER: PREVENTING DEPRESSION, SUICIDE AND VIOLENCE By James W. Prescott
 Suck On This by Pat Thomas
The Myths of Milk by E Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D.
POSITION PAPER on THE ROLE OF VACCINES IN SIDS compiled by Hilary Butler.
Thoughts on breastmilk and vitamin contents by Hilary Butler
Bottle feeding & breast feeding by Dr Mendelsohn MD
[1994 Cheraskin] The Myths of Milk Cheraskin,Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 1994
[2009 April] Breastfeeding may help reduce mothers' risk of strokes and heart attacks
Breastfeeding protects against rheumatoid arthritis
[Media July 2002] Moms who breast-feed reduce infants' asthma risk
[Media Feb 2004] Breast-feeding may lower blood pressure in childhood
Bottle vs. breast: Making best feeding choice By DANA O'MEALLIE, RD, LD, CLC, BabyNet Coalition
FAKE BOOBS AND BREASTMILK ("SOMETHING IS GETTING OUT OF THE BAG")
Silicon, silicone, and breast implants - Letter to the Editor
Watch Your Language By Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC
Polyvinyl Chloride and Breastmilk
Lipservice to breastfeeding and breastfeeding rates