Since reading the information recently fed to us by the pediatrics journal persuading mothers that breast feeding is not natural, it seems pertinent now, especially as a member of the older generation, to affirm parents that breast feeding is indeed natural. And please don’t stop. A thorough read of the original article makes it very clear that the concern by the powers that be are related to the refusal of vaccines and genetically modified food. Among other things. If you’ve researched these two items you’ll also know that neither are they natural.
” …thanks to the Flexner Report and the destructive efforts of the AMA, all homeopathic colleges were wiped out by 1950 and most U.S. citizens know little about its healing potential…” NaturalNews
A quick glance at our little known histories tell us that the medical profession was heisted in the early part of last century following the Flexner report – heisted for profit. A time when the natural treatments were shut down in favour of unnatural chemicals to ‘cure’ our bodies – instead of the natural strengthening and maintenance of our own immune systems, something that begins at the breast.
“Simply put, oil tycoon J.D. Rockefeller was determined to control the pharmaceutical industry and ‘modern’ medicine – but, first, he had to get rid of the competition such as, naturopathy, homeopathy, herbalists or any other physician associated with holistic medicine. To do this: Rockefeller funded Andrew Flexner to create the “Flexner Report” – by 1910.
In this bogus report, Flexner visited all the medical schools in the United States and determined that we had ‘too many’ physicians and medical schools. Ultimately, in a classic strategy of “problem, reaction, solution” – Rockefeller (through his media connections) generated enough public outcry to motivate Congress to declare the AMA – the only group authorized to grant medical school licenses in the U.S.”
This latest attack on mother nature’s super food is an insidious attack on our right to healthy bodies. Coming from so-called experts on our kids. Many medical professionals who have stood against this flood of insanity have lost their careers and their lives even.
The public reaction to this flawed information has been, rightfully, outrage. This is to be expected because the new info is simply neither normal nor right, and it opposes our very maternal instincts. Long may this continue.
So here we have Dr Mercola explaining, for those who are not aware, why mother’s milk is best.
By Dr. Mercola
Breastfeeding rates continue to rise in the US. In 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, 79 percent of newborn infants started breastfeeding.1This is wonderful news, as breastfeeding offers life-long health benefits, not just for the child, but for the mother as well.
Many women do not have access to the truth about breastfeeding and have been misled by infant-formula marketing to believe they must spend thousands of dollars a year to provide the best nutrition for their babies.
In reality (and barring any extreme exceptions such as certain transmittable diseases or drug use), breast milk is the best food for babies, period.
As reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), breastfeeding is the “normal way” of providing infants with the nutrients they need to grow and develop. They continue:
“Virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large. Colostrum, the yellowish, sticky breast milk produced at the end of pregnancy, is recommended by WHO as the perfect food for the newborn, and feeding should be initiated within the first hour after birth.
Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond.”
Breastfed Babies Grow into More Successful Adults
Proper nutrition in infancy has lasting effects on health and well-being. A study of nearly 6,000 babies followed from birth until they turned 30 years old found that those who were breastfed had increased intelligence, longer schooling, and higher earning as adults.2