Breastfeeding doesn’t make much difference

Hi Kathleen

I live in the UK and subscribe to Mothering. Recently there has been much in the media about the forthcoming book by Joan Wolf which looks at the evidence to date regarding the benefits of breastfeeding, and concludes that ‘it probably doesn’t make much difference if you breadtfeed’.

here is a link:
http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article6718276.ece

I have/am breastfeeding my children and feel that breastfeeding must be better than formula in the way the fresh fruit is better than that from a can, but it is confusing as to what extent the benefits really are.

I was very disappointed to read about this and was wondering what was the view at Mothering on the subject?

kind reagrds

Rochelle Berntsen