Originally Posted by fruitfulmomma
Her personal experience certainly biases her on this issue.
Perhaps Nina Plack might be a better example... http://www.ninaplanck.com/
She is very pro-breastfeeding.
One of the things that irks me most about WAPF is their complete ideological "toe the line or else" approach to food. And sometimes, like breastfeeding, it is entirely opinion based rather than fact based. I don't like the way they criticize people who would be their natural allies just because they are not part of the WAPF.
I think there was a thread on here about this, but the review of Plank's baby foods book was entirely inappropriate and I think they even pointed out that it was Plank's fault that she ended up having a c-section. Yet the fact that Sally Fallon couldn't nurse is not her fault because some women really can't... I really cannot believe that even with their great diets all traditional people had perfect health, to me that doesn't take into account our fallen world.
That and they don't take into account that different traditional cultures ate different things. For example, I know for a fact that Russian peasants ate refined grains: semolina porridge is one thing that comes to mind.
If it weren't for the fact that I know for a fact that my family has eaten TF for many generations and that some of the health problems my siblings have are directly affected by SAD, I wouldn't have wanted to eat TF purely because WAPF really turns me off.