here's what I got in my Seattle Midwifery School newsletter
maybe some of these links will help...
Real Simple is real stupid about breastfeeding!
The August 2003 issue of Real Simple magazine, currently on newsstands,
contains an article titled "20 Time Wasting Rules to Break Now."
According to the magazine, one of the time wasting rules to break is
breastfeeding! A quote from the article: "What happens if you don't
breastfeed your child? 'In the long run, nothing,' says Boris
Petrikovsky, chairman of the department of obstetrics-gynecology at
Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. When you're
bottle feeding, you know exactly how much food the baby is eating, and
Mom may be less tired because dad has no excuse to sleep through 3 a.m.
feedings. 'There is also absolutely no conclusive data on breast milk's
effects on brain development,' adds Petrikovsky."
Interestingly, Dr. Petrikovsky has received a Mead Johnson Traveling
Fellowship (Mead Johnson makes Enfamil).
Here are several resources to help you respond to Real Simple:
(sample letters to the
editor, the doctor's e-mail address, and contact info for the magazine's
(easy to send, editable e-mail letter to Real Simple)
(direct link for sending
letters to the editor)
(more general sample letters for
responding to representations of breastfeeding in the media)