Cole challenged me to a Smackdown on breastfeeding, and of course I said yes. I never back down from a challenge, at least not one as harmless as a blog face off. (In other words, don’t challenge me to get in the ring with Mike Tyson. That, I will decline.)
Breastfeeding is a controversial subject, but it wasn’t always. Back in the day (as in, black and white televisions, Uncle Milty, etc.) many women took a pill to dry up their milk ducts. They didn’t feel guilty about it, and those children grew up to live happy lives despite being denied breast milk.
There was also a point in our history when women didn’t have the right to vote. In other words, times change. We’ve learned a lot about human health, and there is definitely evidence that breast milk CAN be good for your kids. Is it conclusive? No. So what? If you are able to breastfeed, isn’t it worth the potential benefits?
Now for some specifics:
1. The Guilt Factor: No disagreement here. It’s wrong to bully a woman, especially a new mother. However, let us not ignore