“The Case Against Breastfeeding”

“A human baby is born with antibodies already in place, having absorbed them from the placenta.  Breast milk dumps another layer of antibodies, primarily secretory IgA, directly into the baby’s gastrointestinal tract.  As the baby is nursing, these extra antibodies provide some added protection against infection, but they never get into the blood.


I especially liked this quote:

“When people say that breast-feeding is “free,” I want to hit them with a two-by-four. It’s only free if a woman’s time is worth nothing.”


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