That’s the latest ‘lets-make-you-feel-like-a-bad-mother-for-not-breastfeeding‘ article to hit the media. Will they ever stop trying to make us feel guilty with these silly studies? I’ve blogged many times in the past on the whole bottle feeding vs breastfeeding debate. Let me re-word that because there is nothing to be debated, on the bottle feeding and breastfeeding issue that many of us Mothers seem to face.
The new rubbish on the block is that ‘bottle feeding our babies can lead to adult obesity’, oh and a life of heart diseases. Mustn’t forget that heart disease which is going to be the cause of Oli’s death come 80 years on, simply because I fed him as a baby. Yes that Aptamil that gave Oli all he needed in the form of food and nutrients in his first year is going to come back and bite him in the arse when he’s older. When he reaches for that cheeseburger, it was because of the bottle of formula milk I gave him.
When will these ‘studies’ realise that us parents do best by our children? We do what we can with our children’s best interests at heart. We all know breastfeeding is best, there’s no secret about it but isn’t giving my son a bottle of formula the second best thing to do? They might as well suggest that I’m giving him bottles of gin!
You can read the Guardian article here and make up your mind about it.