what a great ideaWhere is the office? A NURSE OUT!!!!!
Ha, wouldn't they flip?! Couldn't dismiss us then.
|As someone who occasionally picks up your magazine I've been following this controversy about the "What's the worse thing that could happen..." article with interest.
You see, the truth is that the best thing that can happen when a mom doesn't breastfeed is nothing. I'll even go so far as to say that that may be what happens a decent percentage of the time.
But you claim that the worst that can happen is nothing, a flat out lie considering that illnesses both minor and serious can result from not breastfeeding or being breastfed and that the very worst that can and does happen is death from SIDS or cancer or allergic reaction etc. A bare minimum of basic research turns up these facts within minutes.
You then claim in your response that this article was written to assuage the bad feelings of moms who couldn't nurse.
Does the staff at Real Simple really think we are so simple-minded that LIES are preferable to TRUTH?
If you were facing an important medical decision, would you truly prefer the doctor to tell you comfortable lies instead of the truth? Why in the world do you think we women, when facing the decision on how to feed our babies, prefer pretty lies to hard fact? I for one would be suing any doctor who lied to me about a medical issue, thus denying me my right to make a fully informed decision. Information about breastfeeding is no different. By printing lies you deny women their right to make a fully informed decision. By lying and then defending that lie with another lie, you profoundly insult our intelligence as adult human beings.
my town, state
|In reading the Editors' responses on the Web site, I was very unhappy to see that they disregarded a great majority of the letters, calls and e-mails that they have received regarding this issue.
It makes no sense to me as to why they discuss breastfeeding in an article describing "time-wasting habits to break," yet turn around and say, "in no way are we suggesting that breast-feeding is a waste of time."
I have always liked this magazine and looked forward to receiving it every month. However, with so many articles dedicated to ultra-expensive clothing and people who own large farms or islands... I do not feel that Real Simple truly reflects the type of life that I strive to live.
|just trying to make women feel less guilty for trying and not being able to bf.....|
|"But not all mothers are able to nurse for the 12 months recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The advice in the article is intended for those women — women who sincerely want to do the right thing but are defeated by circumstance and subsequently saddled by guilt. In no way are we suggesting that breast-feeding is a waste of time."|