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Keeping abreast of science and health

Posted by Josh Friedlander | 4 Comments

breastfeedingWell, today we have the ultimate evidence of the stupidity of political correctness. For years doctors have been pushing breast feeding as the ultimate panacea for child rearing. Now it turns out that, depending on the condition of the mothers, a child who is fed only with breast milk is quite likely to get vitamin D deficiency, and perhaps rickets.

Isn’t it about time that the science takes over from the bullshit? Many women shouldn’t breast feed for a wide variety of reasons, and breast feeding isn’t all it is cracked up to be. Besides breast feeding, there are also people who won’t let their kids eat meat, or take vaccinations, etc. Isn’t it time to put an end to such stupidity? Isn’t it time to publish the unvarnished science for the public to read? In this case there have been studies for over ten years. Can’t we just know what there is to know without worrying that we are being protected by the medical profession?
Take a look at “Vitamin D Deficiency May Lurk in Babies” in Today’s NY Times. It will open your eyes brothers and sisters.


4 Responses to “Keeping abreast of science and health”

  1. Jason
    August 26th, 2008 @

    I know that vaccinations are bad for babies because Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey told me so.

  2. Josh Friedlander
    August 26th, 2008 @

    This is dumb. If the mother is deficient, the baby will be deficient. That’s just common sense. People are unhealthy, so their babies are unhealthy. There was another large study showing that breathing in bad air in crappy urban neighborhoods effects childrens’ IQs. Whoa! Imagine that.

  3. Dave
    August 27th, 2008 @

    “Rates are often higher when there is less sunlight.”

    Sounds like it has less to do with breast feeding and more to do with the fact that kids and moms are not outside as much as back in the day. Sounds like air-conditioning and television are the dangers, not breast feeding.

  4. Joel L. Friedlander
    August 27th, 2008 @

    Besides air conditioning and television, many women are breast feeding and working at their jobs from home. If they are on the computer they can’t be walking their children around the park, but the bigger question is why haven’t the doctors told these women to either improve their diets or take vitamin supplements? The only woman I discussed this, a middle class one, said that she was told right off by her OBGYN that she needed to take supplements to be sure that her child got sufficient vitamins from her breast milk.

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