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Hi, I have a 21 year old sil and 21 year old cousin-in-law that are both pregnant, both due around the same time (March) and both curious about bf'ing. I have pulled together some info on not vaxing, cosleeping, etc to send to them both, but can anyone point me to a couple of researched studies on the benefits of bf'ing long term? My sil has had a breast augmentation and she thinks this might be a reason she 'can't'. She asked me today how long she needed to do it...so I really need some good, powerful studies, books, or other info that will make her see just how bad a substitute formula is and how great bf'ing is.<br><br>
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check <a href="http://www.kellymom.com" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com</a> (should have articles about nursing after breast surgery too!!!)<br><a href="http://www.breastfeedingonline.com" target="_blank">http://www.breastfeedingonline.com</a><br><a href="http://www.askdrsears.com" target="_blank">http://www.askdrsears.com</a><br><a href="http://www.drjaygordon.com" target="_blank">http://www.drjaygordon.com</a><br><a href="http://www.promom.org" target="_blank">http://www.promom.org</a> (the article "101 Reasons" rocks!)<br><br>
There is an article called "the deadly influence of formula" you can google<br><br>
also there is an article "formula for disaster" by katie allison granju (also on line)
 

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Another great source for bfing benefit info is <a href="http://lalecheleague.org/home_intro.html" target="_blank">La Leche League</a> . YOu could also suggest they read Dr. Newman's book The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding Answers. In the beginning, it goes over benefits and explains formula. It may bash a little, but it really motivates you to breastfeed!
 

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Here are a variety of resources, including a few about why formula isn't equal to breastmilk -<br><br><a href="http://www.kathydettwyler.org/dettwyler.html" target="_blank">http://www.kathydettwyler.org/dettwyler.html</a> - The anthropologist who studied breastfeeding, how it has been affected by modern cultural beliefs & when humans naturally wean; and more. Lots of great articles at this page.<br><br><br><a href="http://homepages.together.net/~plomp/thing.htm" target="_blank">http://homepages.together.net/~plomp/thing.htm</a> - A funny allegorical story illustrating how silly it is to use an artificial substitute when you don't need to.<br><br><br>
How to know a health professional is not supportive of BF -<br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/newman/health_pro_unsupportive_01-03.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/newman/healt...ive_01-03.html</a><br><br><br>
Great article busting invalid reasons to formula feed -<br><a href="http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~kolina/advantages-of-formula.html" target="_blank">http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~kolina/a...f-formula.html</a><br><br><br>
Breastfeeding Myths:<br><a href="http://www.promom.org/bf_info/index.htm#newman_handouts" target="_blank">http://www.promom.org/bf_info/index.htm#newman_handouts</a> - this is one of several pages of myths every new mom should see!<br><br><br><b>Reasons To Avoid Feeding Formula</b><br><br>
Breastfeeding and the Risk of Postneonatal Death in the United States<br>
Aimin Chen, MD, PhD and Walter J. Rogan, MD<br><br><a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/113/5/e435" target="_blank">http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...ull/113/5/e435</a><br><br>
Dr. Palmer's key finding: Using formula DOUBLES THE DEATH RATE for<br>
American infants.<br><br><a href="http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com/...mula-report.htm" target="_blank">http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com/...mula-report.htm</a><br><br>
Virgin gut: How formula negatively affects a baby's gut -<br><a href="http://breastfeed.com/resources/articles/virgingut.htm" target="_blank">http://breastfeed.com/resources/articles/virgingut.htm</a><br><br>
Formula for Disaster: older article but still eye-opening -<br><a href="http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/1999/07/19/formula/" target="_blank">http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/1999/07/19/formula/</a>
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Thanks!
 
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