I love vague studies like this - it's like saying:
We observed several Ford Focus drivers yesterday and several Kia Rio drivers. Looks like many more of the Ford Focus drivers were overweight - so there may be a link between Ford and obesity!
Oh- but we didn't find out anything else about the drivers lifestyle, habits, history, genetics etc. So of course we can't say for sure.
What is the point?
I would happily file this away in the "not so significant" studies cabinet
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21-03-2015 08:45 #31
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21-03-2015 08:52 #32
For the record I was exclusively formula fed from birth nearly 30 years ago and although I often can't spell simple words like of/off correctly in context, I think I do alright.
21-03-2015 09:10 #33
While I know the intentions are wholly good, telling people in essence, that they choosing to be offended just keeps this us and them cycle going. Being told it's a choice and we are being over sensitive isn't going to make them feel better either.
I'm at a stage it doesn't offend me anymore and I actually think it says far more about those that feel the need to throw these studies around to make themselves feel like better parents than me. I'm 100% ok with my journey, and formula.
Unfortunately many aren't and it's them I speak for.
Citrus - I do know where you are coming from. I also know you aren't meaning to be rude. But imagine you are struggling emotionally 6 months after the switch to formula and someone is telling you in so many words you are choosing these horrible feelings.
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21-03-2015 09:29 #34
21-03-2015 09:47 #35
This topic is so close to my heart that it warrants me coming out of my BH hiatus
Conclusions drawn from studies like this are ludicrous. As others have said there is absolutely no way of saying if BFing was the deciding factor in determining someone's success, intelligence and income. I would wager that whether a kid is read to and what type of help they get with their homework is more significant than what food they got as an infant.
I was bottle fed and am more intelligent that many people who were breast fed. I'm also way less intelligent than other people who were bottle fed, or fed carnation milk!!!
IQ is an outdated measure of intelligence. Intelligence is not "fixed".
If people who BF need something to apples themselves about then so be it. The ones I know irl sure as hell don't. They're just feeding their baby. It doesn't make you a better parent than anyone.
@babyla is so right. The support I received on here (and hopefully have in return) was so helpful to me and I would have suffered much more without you wonderful ladies.
I'm fortunate to be in a place now where stuff like this doesn't bother me, but like the others I also remember how it felt when I wasn't in that place.
There needs to be more support for all feeding mothers. The pressure in this country to BF is outrageous. It's not like this elsewhere. I have no idea what that's about.
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21-03-2015 10:24 #38
Then the tabloids run with it. Then those with a vested interest in using the research to bolster their own self esteem plaster it on FB.... and we have arguments, confrontation and upset. All over a paper that shows very little difference with very questionable value anyway.
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