Breastfeeding research

(17 Posts)
soccermum1989 Mon 03-Aug-15 20:23:01

I am absolutely appalled at this quote, unquote research done by this site. I've always relied on them for real scientific journalism and quite frankly cannot believe they've resorted to this type of article. I also question the validity of the study and potential bias that seems to be present in the text.

www.iflscience.org/new-moms-breastfeeding-a-must-read/

cogitosum Mon 03-Aug-15 20:24:36

It reads like a spoof article. Is it?

scatterthenuns Mon 03-Aug-15 20:27:26

IFL Science isn't a spoof site... but it does intend to be 'edgy' and sometimes shock. IFL = I fucking love, btw.

scatterthenuns Mon 03-Aug-15 20:29:31

Oh hang on.. IFLScience.com ISN'T a spoof site.

You posted from IFLScience.ORG - That IS a spoof site!

scatterthenuns Mon 03-Aug-15 20:32:51

I've always relied on them for real scientific journalism and quite frankly cannot believe they've resorted to this type of article.

You've got .com and .org mixed up like me? The two are not affiliated in any way!

soccermum1989 Mon 03-Aug-15 20:43:38

Are you sure? I feel much better-- I had to supplement formula for my son because he was lactose intolerant. I had one arrest back in 2007 but that wasn't even while he was alive.

Roonerspism Mon 03-Aug-15 20:48:39

Is it genuine?

soccermum1989 Mon 03-Aug-15 21:03:39

I really thought it was... where did they get that graph and that data? Have I just been duped?

scatterthenuns Mon 03-Aug-15 21:51:17

Definietely sure it is fake.. this Snopes article clarified the org/com confusion. The .org site is trolling the .com one!

www.snopes.com/media/notnews/missingscientist.asp

Quote - Origins: On 17 May 2015, the fake news web site IFLScience.org (no affiliation with the credible IFLScience.com site) published an article reporting that a scientist who had been missing for more than 20 years had been found hiding in a secret drug lab he'd established in a Minnesota couple's basement:

scatterthenuns Mon 03-Aug-15 21:51:56

Definitely* Jesus, autocorrect went to town there!

soccermum1989 Mon 03-Aug-15 22:03:26

Oh, I am seriously relieved. Where did they get the graph though-- I get that the article was a spoof of the data, but where is the data coming from??

SellMySoulForSomeSleep Mon 03-Aug-15 22:09:13

That's funny! Someone has spent a lot of time on that. grin

squizita Tue 04-Aug-15 08:10:43

They made up the data?

moggle Tue 04-Aug-15 08:40:15

It's an excel graph, with no axis label, completely meaningless, I could make a similar one up in about 30 seconds.

BumWad Sat 08-Aug-15 13:02:26

You got duped op you can totally tell it's a fake shit article

Kent1982 Sat 08-Aug-15 17:04:57

This has got to be bollocks, what scientific research uses the term "slut shame"

LizzieLou3 Sun 09-Aug-15 19:24:44

Hmm. Soccermum are you yourself a spoof? No-one would be taken in by this.

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