Advice from One MD to Another on Supporting Breastfeeding
Full Story By 1971, only one in five moms in the US even attempted to breastfeed. Formula had become the "norm" for infant feeding, and, in the process, we’d lost three generations of breastfeeders. The loss of this experience, from grandmother to mother to daughter, left a huge void in the natural teaching of the art. And the cruel irony of it all is that, in many instances, our healthcare system worked hand-in-hand with formula companies to create this loss.