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The Truth About Breastfeeding

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Stefan Molyneux breaks down the truth about breastfeeding including the functions and benefits, the infant formula controversy, politics, socio-demographic factors, common objections, facilitation and much more. The Truth About Circumcision Original: https://www.youtube....h?v=m_zkKciuIpA Non Age-Restricted: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=NLmU6xTdeTI Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.fdrurl.com/donate

 

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Rainbow Jamz

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Oh so for the circumcision one you put a clip of the procedure, but when it comes to breastfeeding, no visual example?? You monster! In all seriousness this was a great presentation that shouldnt have to exist. But unfortunately we are in a society that teaches parents to distance from their children as soon as possible. I asked my mom how long I was breastfed for and she said it took forever to get on to formula or cow milk. Turns out 4 months is a long time to my mother lol. Her excuse was the end of maternity leave and "no time" after work to continue. Then theres also my neice who gets constipated on a regular basis and I suspect it has something to do with her mother putting her on formula since birth. Dont know if its mentioned in the video but is there ever really a possibility that breastfeeding physically hurting the mothers breast? Her reason for putting my neice on formula was because it was painful. Anyways this is getting weird talking about my family members breasts lol
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Oh so for the circumcision one you put a clip of the procedure, but when it comes to breastfeeding, no visual example?? You monster!

Personally, I am ok with Stef not visually showing us what breastfeeding looks like...

 

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I didnt mean he should be the one in the clip! Though that would explain Isabella's IQ
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Excellent! I never understood the excuse of "convenience" that I've heard. Breast milk is the ultimate convenience food and always on tap. Nevermind trying to sanitize bottles, worrying about spoilage on days out of the house or lugging around more stuff than you need, mixing or warming up formula while you're 1/2 conscious at 3:00 am, recalls, panicky shopping because you ran out, etc. With breastfeeding, you're always prepared and a broken down car or other disaster isn't going starve your baby. The pain thing is real, I experienced it and know from my friends, family & coaching that it is real. I'm sure it doesn't always happen, but I experienced cracked and bleeding nipples that hurt just to touch and were excruciating from the baby's REALLY STONG suckle. This was with coaching and assurance that the latch wat OK. But, it's almost like wearing new shoes. It's fine at first, builds up to an OMG level and just when your about to throw the towel....it heals suddenly and becomes completely pain-free. That is my personal experience, so it was great, then tolerable, then awful, then suddenly great again.....all in less than a month. I completely recommend sticking it out through the tough spot, the payoff is huge and the transformation from peak painful to totally painfree was amazingly fast, just days. My 3rd child was born with a birth defect that required a feeding tube. Breast and bottle were both out of the question. (She's fine now, surgery fixed it) I extracted milk as long as I could keep up production but could not produce much for long without actually nursing. I totally mourned that. Not being able to nurse was a terrible loss after experiencing the pleasure and bond that it created before. If you don't know what you're missing, doesn't mean you're not missing out.
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Erin thank you for your insight on this. Then I guess my neice's mother is just very selfish. She only tried ONCE and called it quits because as you already know, she makes the whole thing more about herself than my neice.

 

Was the pain and bleeding really that excruciating and was there even any sure fire way to keep the pain and injury at bay?


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Yeah, Mysterion, it hurt a lot, but not right away and then it went away. I doubt it's always like that. I had a La Leche League coach and she gave me lanolin to apply and that helped and she said I was doing it right and recommended I keep going and that it would get better pretty quick. She was right. I don't know if there is any sure-fire way to avoid it. If I did, I would have tried it! My sister had an issue nursing one of her kids immediately. It really really hurt. Luckily, she had prior experience and knew something was wrong. Turned out that the kid was "tongue-tied". The medical term for the condition known as tongue-tie is “ankyloglossia”. It results when the frenulum (the band of tissue that connects the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth) is too short and tight, causing the movement of the tongue to be restricted. <<<< I looked that up and copy/pasted. :) Anyways, the doctor clipped the frenulum and the problem was solved. I think any 1st timer is going to be a little shocked the first time they nurse. It's pretty intense. Maybe that's one way I was lucky to have my 1st child so young. I had "needs support" written all over me and so I never had to ask for help or advice - it was poured on by the bucketful whether I liked it or not. I was fortunate in many ways. The hospital I went to had recently redone their whole maternity ward. They didn't make you share a room with other moms, they had a bed for the dad to stay and sleep over in, they had nursing coaches and regular baby nurses who taught feeding and changing and swaddling, etc. They even had a free breakfast buffet in the ward for the dad's so that they didn't have to leave or go to the cafe in the morning. After I was released, a visiting nurse came over in a few days for a check-up and since the hospital always has a baby nurse 24/7, I could call the maternity ward any time of the night. I was lucky to have a ton of information and support and encouragement. I think that's really key and every new mother needs it but not everyone gets it.
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Oh man that was very fortunate for you, sounded like a really considerate hospital. Jeez breakfast buffet, bed for the dad, they need to ALL be like this.


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does anyone remember offhand how long a baby should be breastfed?


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does anyone remember offhand how long a baby should be breastfed?

Depends who you ask:

 

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months, and thereafter for as long as mother and baby desire. The World Health Organization recommends continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond.


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does anyone remember offhand how long a baby should be breastfed?

 

 

Two to five years according to this video from about 12:00 to 12:45 or so.

 


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Yes, good question. 

Actually there is a minimum but not a maximum. Breast milk with its cytokines, lymphocytes, macrophages, IgG, IgAs etc and the HAMLET (that kills tumor cells) is actually beneficial to any human at any age. There is no maximum. 

Humans NEED it until their immune systems are mature which is the age at which our milk teeth fall out, which is at about age 6 or 7. 

All we can establish is the biological human norm, which when you adapt for life span, in all mammals is equivalent to about 6 or 7 human years. 

 

You can download a great poster in PDF listing the composition of human milk known to date, here : http://www.bcbabyfri...tmilkposter.pdf

 

The more important thing is to inform women that as of about 12 months of lactating only one or two feeds a day (or pumping) are enough to maintain lactation. Then as of about 24 months of lactating, only a few fees a week are enough to maintain lactation. 

 

As of about 3 years of lactation, even a feed every 2 or 3 weeks or so is enough to maintain lactation. Most women who lactate for biologically normal durations find that even years after lactation has officially ended, they still produce drops of "milk" which by that time and so little dilution has really gone back to colostrum. 

 

Women are made to lactate, and if all humans got access to human milk, even those few drops that the body produces with so little stimulation for the natural duration, combined with underground plumbing and normal hygiene, I think most diseases if not all would be eradicated. I think that despite zero hygiene thats how homo sapiens have made it this far. 


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astharte

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Depends who you ask:

The AAP recommends it for half the minimum the WHO recommends it for because they are under "pressure" (to use a polite term) to ensure sales for the dairy industry. 

Its like the AAPD (dentistry) who gets sponsored by coca cola and MacDonald's. There's an exchange going on that leaves the public in the dark. More sick bbs means a booming pharmaceutical industry, so its better to keep the public ignorant. 


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I remember listening to this podcast while breastfeeding my son as a newborn; and it helped get me through some of the darkest days of my life.  I had a physically painful first few months of breastfeeding, and extreme negative emotions triggered by milk letdown (D-MER, a sudden physical response tied to a decrease in the brain chemical dopamine).  It was a crazy roller coaster of highs and lows; and it would have been SO easy to give up, and nobody in society would have "blamed" me for it.  I despaired thinking how can I make it 6 more days, much less 6 months... forget a year.  This podcast however was a rare reminder of WHY I chose to breastfeed and helped cheer me on when friends and family were less than understanding.  Long story short we turned a corner at 5 months and now at 13 months it feels like no time has gone by at all.  Some facts and encouragement can go a long way for both mom and baby!  THANK YOU  :) 


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