I like the point about it being a benefit during times of emergency. I was packing my family's 72 hour bags yesterday and all I had to pack for baby was extra clothes, diapers and wipes. I was glad that I didn't have to plan for formula, bottles, and extra water in case of a disaster or whatever we might need it for. Of course that only works if baby and I aren't separated. If my other children really needed it, I guess I could feed them as well.
Oh, and people/ children most certainly can and many do have permanent memories before age 3. I remember my first day home from the hospital, that would be my first week. I have many memories before age 3. There are plenty of people who can remember their first years of life, but if breastfeeding isn't something to be ashamed of, then we shouldn't worry if those children remember or not.
10/6/08 1:44 P
human mothers also generate a lot less CO2 and methane (biologically speaking) than cows! So we're better for the environment too! lol
10/4/08 3:28 P
OK i just watched Wall-E
But you could mention the benefts of how it reduced polution, EG, no bottels, no packages for fourmlar, also alot of woman don't get AF while BFing and will save on tampons and pads.
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10/3/08 1:20 P
You could also mention the savings in cost. And age specific nutrition/make up of the milk.
Edited by: DONE777 at: 10/3/2008 (13:20)
10/2/08 11:51 P
Check out "101 Reasons to breastfeed". It may give you some helpful sources for your data.
Are you wondering if you should breastfeed you baby? Here are 101 reasons to breastfeed.
10/2/08 7:41 A
You might want to include the scientific fact that breastfeeding has been proven to lower the risk of breast cancer by 5%.
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10/2/08 7:24 A
We were raised and we are raising our children in a culture where we 'see' babies being bottle fed. Breasts are seen as sexual objects but are actually there there to feed babies - that's why breasts evolved on women. People are not offended to see other humans eating in public. Yet, how come so many people are offended by breastfeeding and not by bottle feeding? (Aren't they the same?) Couple the above with the fact that children don't develop permanent memories until they turn 3 and that from an anthropological standpoint, humans are meant to be breastfed until about the age of 5.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that people don't remember being breastfed because weaning happens too early in most cases. They don't see babies being breastfed. Our media says it's OK to show a LO being bottle fed but not breastfed. (Think kids shows like Sesame Street or Rugrats.) Our culture shows us that bottle feeding is normal. Now what speaks louder, our actions or our words?
What really gets to me is when they say a new formula is closer to breast milk. Well, yes it is, but it's closer to breast milk in the same way that Chicago is closer to Hollywood than Boston is. If you lived in Boston and wanted to be closer to Hollywood, would you move to Chicago or move to LA?
Sorry for all the tangents, but I hope it gives you some pro breastfeeding ideas.
10/2/08 4:01 A
Your thesis statement could be:
Breastfeeding is unquestionably the best nutrition source for infants with various other benefits for the baby, mother and environment.
Here's an interesting article for you http://www.bobrow.net/kimberly/b irth/BFLanguage.html
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10/1/08 11:53 P
I have to write a persuasive essay for Comp II...and I want to do it on breastfeeding. Some things I will focus on in the paper are: -breastfeeding helps lower health care costs -in times of natural disasters it's better (no having to find clean water to mix w/ formula, etc) -lower risk of health problems for both mom and baby
If you have an idea for a thesis statement as well as any suggestions for my paper, I would really appreciate it! I gladly accept any opinion and position on the topic:) Thank you thank you!!!
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