|Our interpretation is the following: the diet of modern American women is so appalling, and their preparation for successful breastfeeding so lacking, that their breast milk provides no better nourishment for their infants than factory-made formula.|
Wow...I hadn't read much of the WAPF information about breastfeeding until finding this thread. While I agree that excellent nutrition is extremely important during pregnancy and breastfeeding, Fallon's breastfeeding discussions are IMO pretty deplorable. She seems to imply that most modern human infants would be better off fed by cows. She also totally ignores the immunological and emotional benefits of breastfeeding... Oh wait, she does discuss the immunological benefits in her article Is Mother's Milk Sterile?
Recent Research on Human Milk. At the end of the article, however, she uses research about the benefits of breastmilk to justify the consumption of raw cows milk (rather than to promote breastfeeding).
I also found it strange in her personal breastfeeding saga that she compares the health and intellegence of her three children (which, of course, is inversely related to how long they breastfed). I wonder how her kids feel about that!
I don't know...I guess this is a take what resonates and leave what doesn't situation for me. I'm really intruigued by traditional diets, but Fallon's love affair with raw cow's milk gets a little annoying sometimes... I wonder if her perspective would be radically different if she had succeeded in producing adequate milk for her babies?!?!