I was not sure where to post this so have opted for here. I've previously put it in the bottle feeding section, but don't want to imply that the article (or me!) is anti-breast feeding at all, because it is not. I'm sure we all know that BF is the biological norm and there are some benefits.
Below is a link to a world health organisation study, which I'm sure we would all agree is a credible source (and one that is commonly referenced when it comes to breastfeeding).
I'm only posting it again because delirium mentioned the positive impact it had on her, and I know others have felt the same. Including me.
With respect to publication bias, we observed that small studies provided estimates that clearly overstated the benefits of breastfeeding. Among studies with sample sizes greater than 1000 subjects the benefit of breastfeeding is modest".
Anyway those who remember me from when I was active in here will know I could write an essay on this stuff, but that's not the point of the post. It's just a reference, from an organisation that I'm sure everyone respects and trusts, saying what their research shows. Actual, credible research.
Hope it helps someone who might have struggled with issues around this very emotive topic.