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The BABY BOND
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Exclusive breast- feeding cuts diarrhea in Brazil by 90%...VERSUS 40% cut by vaccination in Mexico
“Rotavirus vaccine cuts deaths of Mexican babies from diarrhoea by 40%" states a January, 2010, British Medical Journal headline summarizing two studies.(1) Yet, a study of Brazilian children finds that exclusive breastfeeding cuts diarrhea cases in this similarly developing nation by a whopping 90% (1 / 9.41), versus a diet of formula and/or other foods.(2)
A study on the cost of breastfeeding promotion programs for Brazil and Mexico accounted a 30 to 40 cent cost per birth for breastfeeding promotion programs.(3) The vaccine costs $190 for a series of 3 oral doses. The vaccine also leads to a substantial increase in cases of intussusception, a dangerous intestinal condition where part of the intestine folds in, inside itself. Treatment costs and lives lost from this side effect of the vaccine should be considered as well.
1 A. Gutland, “Rotavirus vaccine cuts deaths of Mexican babies from diarrhoea by 40%,” BMJ 2010 Jan 28, doi:10.1136/bmj.c511.
2. H.S. Maranhão, et al., “The epidemiological and clinical characteristics and nutritional development of infants with acute diarrhoea, in north-eastern Brazil,” Ann Trop Med Parasitol, 2008 Jun;102(4):357-65.
3. S. Horton, et al., “Breastfeeding promotion and priority setting in health,” Health Policy Plan, 1996 Jun;11(2):156-68.
"The Baby Bond"
" In The Baby Bond: The New Science Behind What's Really Important When Caring for Your Baby, parenting expert Linda Folden Palmer identifies nurturing techniques to help new moms bond with their child naturally while building a healthy family.
From the benefits of breastfeeding to the influence of attentiveness and touch on brain development, this book even explains how the teen years can be less stressful for parents who rely on 'attachment parenting.'"
Stress in Infancy
by Linda Folden Palmer, D.C.
|"Dr. Palmer's book exhaustively lists the scientific evidence behind attachment parenting, breastfeeding and the reality of food allergies… Dr. Palmer shows how the establishment of science-conquering-nature has caused unnecessary suffering and heartache to parents and babies alike." More: Vegetarian Baby and Child||"Dr. Linda Palmer's rebuttals of current mainstream child-rearing trends (artificial infant food, cow's milk consumption) do not stop at their negative impact on infants but rather create a compelling and well-cited argument for their links with lifelong negative complications." More ( for those with journal access): Journal of Human Lactation|