Tons of articles appear on the media warning us of the risks of breastfeeding due to breast milk contamination with toxins, but is all the hype warranted? An in depth analysis by Tracy Cassels, PhD, from Evolutionary Parenting, on a study conducted years ago examining the presence of PFASs (perfluoritnated alkylates substances ) in breast milk, and the subsequent warnings and hoopla from the media against breastfeeding that has resulted in even years later.
A typical baby’s Standard American Diet is commonly portrayed as the realm of infant formula, rice cereal, applesauce, teething biscuits, Zwieback toast and Cheerios. In a consumeristic society, conventional wisdom has an odd way of merging with marketing maneuver. These revisions to common sense seep in slowly, until we suddenly wonder how did our current customs come to stray so far from the way of our ancestors?