Be Informed: Experts Warn Parents About 'Naturalness' Of Breastfeeding And Possible Health Risks It Can Bring
Embracing the "naturalness" of breastfeeding might seem to be the best option for mothers. Countless campaigns have been launched in support of breastfeeding but experts mentioned that it can possibly do more harm than good.
Mothers worldwide are starting to break the stigma as they fight to have breastfeeding normalized. Nurturing the child in an all-organic natural setting may seem to be the best option but experts fear that going all-natural when it comes to raising children can possibly put their health at risk.
Breastfeeding creates a beautiful bond between a mother and a child and the mother's option to go with the natural process is encouraged by health care experts. There's no harm done when it comes to breastfeeding but what experts fear, however, is the campaign of some parents to go all-natural, which means that they will exclusively breastfeed and go for the anti-vax option, which can possibly put their children at risk of countless diseases.
Knowridge explains that health care experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania mentioned that pushing for the natural ways of doing things when it comes to parenting can potentially deprive the child of the needed medical procedures, especially vaccination. Jessica Martucci, Ph.D., and Anne Barnhill, Ph.D., Medical Ethics and Health Policy, who took part of the research mentioned that the all-natural campaign among parents is a powerful influence, which can possibly do more harm than good.
"[t]his messaging plays into a powerful perspective that 'natural' approaches to health are better," the researchers stated. They then added, "We should think twice before referencing the 'natural' in breastfeeding promotion, even if it motivates women to breastfeed."
Anti-vac parents are placing their children at risk and countless reports were already released in regards to the possible consequences of not giving the child the vaccine it needs such as the ones needed for measles and polio. It was previously reported that Kristen O'Meara's children were rushed to the hospital after contacting the Rotavirus after she refused to have then vaccinated.