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WTF???

I got my copy of this magazine (http://www.lakemaryhealthandwellness.com/ ), and there is an article on breastfeeding in here written by Dr. Ronald Lynch of Integrative Medicine of Lake Mary. The title of the article is "The Risks of Breastfeeding."

In the article, he reports on the amount of dangerous chemicals that can be found in breastmilk (such as pesticides), and blames breastfeeding for the increases in "childhood leukemias, autism, ADHD, allergies, reproductive system abnormalities such as hypospadias and undescended testes" as well as "the increase in delayed learning capabilities, lower IQs and reduced immunities against infections." He also says that "In spite of this "dirty little secret" about breastmilk, the World Health Organization and most medical authorities still prefer breast-feeding to formula feeding."

The article is not on the website (I'm not surprised here...)  but this kind of ignorance and misinformation really needs to be addressed. If I can get to my scanner today, I'll scan the article and post it, so everyone can see what I'm talking about.

ETA: Here's the article: http://thermographydoc.com/2011/02/28/mothers-dirty-little-secret/

Comments

meeksnmeebs
Apr. 6th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
Ugh. Are some people just so blind to the fact that this same stuff is going to be present in formula except worse? It's in the water, it's in the air, and my guess is that breast milk probably counteracts some of those negative things.
/barf on him.