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I think I'll hold my opinion of this till I know more. We all know breast feeding is good for a baby but until they know the cause of SIDS and weather it is the formula itself or how we use it or maybe it is something else, maybe the bottles we use. I definately need more info.
It is not a blame game, and i think women are strong enough to be given the facts and then weigh up the options.
I lost my brother at 6 months old to SIDS. Back then, my parents were told to sleep him on his stomach, that was what was recommended back then. He died. My parents would never advocate that SIDS leave out the recommendation to sleep babies on their backs to decrease the chances of a baby dying, in fact they were at me from pregnancy how important it is.
It's a painful subject, but we do need more knowledge. It does include advice and acknowledges that not all women CAN breastfeed
if I allowed my husband to use a bottle filled with my breast milk feed DS daily would this still reduce the risk.
I read the statement that breast milk reduces the risk not so much how the child us fed
I only ask because my husband really wants to be part of the feeding/bonding and it was recommended that husband can feed DS with a bottle just with my milk in it??
Not telling women that formula feeding increases the risk of SIDS so as to not offend those who can't is rather like not suggesting that walking is good for your health for fear of offending people without legs. I'm sure those who can't understand that they are a small minority and that those who can should be encouraged to do so.
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