Ugh. I am getting tired of these headlines: “Longer breastfeeding good for kid’s mental health.”
If you read the article, it’s clear that other factors are involved and it’s a far stretch to make this claim.
I’m not sure journalists or researchers or bloggers or scientists or pediatricians, understand the impact that these global assertions can have on women who are trying desperately to do the right thing while struggling with excruciating symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Quite frankly, breastfeeding should not be top on their list of things to obsess about….
Everyone who knows me and my work, knows that I am a strong supporter of breastfeeding. But please. Can we reduce the pressure, please?????