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Did anybody see 'This Morning' er... this morning?

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EauRouge Tue 18-Oct-11 13:55:11

Loads of people on Facebook are saying that Dr Chris (whoever he is) said that breastfeeding increases your risk of getting breast cancer (which is not true, obviously). Did anyone see, can anyone confirm what he actually said?

WoTmania Tue 18-Oct-11 14:05:22

you can watch it again - it's right at the end of the clip (13-14 mins in) he's listing increased risk factors with breastcancer and breastfeeding is one of them. To be fair he might have just missed out the 'not' from his sentence. I hope so anyway.

organiccarrotcake Tue 18-Oct-11 14:41:05

You can call This Morning to complain (from I think 9am to 12.30 only) on 0844 8814150.

We need to get them to do an article on this, saying why what he said was wrong and what the protection from BFing actually is.

Part of Nestle-Sponsored Daybreak. What do you expect angry

4madboys Tue 18-Oct-11 14:48:44

yes he did say that, hoping it was a mistake! i have called to complain but the this morning bit was closed, they took my name, number and complaint and said they would call me back tho!

entropygirl Tue 18-Oct-11 14:53:48

The utter utter arses! Damaging babies health to make money......does it get any lower?
<has stopped being diplomatic for the day>

worldgonecrazy Tue 18-Oct-11 14:55:52

Bloody hell- that is absolutely so wrong of them. They need to be reported to just about everybody we can think of and then some more, and be made to do an apology and a feature on how it reduced your risk!

Is Dr. Chris being paid by formula manufacturers?

CombineArvester Tue 18-Oct-11 14:58:07

He probably just made a mistake. He was almost certainly not paid by nestle to say it grin

worldgonecrazy Tue 18-Oct-11 15:05:39

What can we do other than contact ITV? Are there any lobbying groups we can contact or are people like LLL already aware?

BertieBotts Tue 18-Oct-11 15:57:26

Erm - WTF? I thought it was known that breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer! confused

organiccarrotcake Tue 18-Oct-11 15:59:12

CombineArvester You are almost certainly right grin

No, seriously, I don't think that for a moment. I do however think that this programme, and Daybreak, gets their information about BFing wrong/puts across BFing in a negative light far too often for it to be a coincidence, which is different.

Baby Milk Action needs to be told. It's been discussed on Analytical Armadillo on Facebook but I've not seen it elsewhere. I'm linked to a lot of FB BFing groups so I'm missing something, somewhere.

fatbottomgirl Tue 18-Oct-11 17:29:00

To be fair having watched the programme I think it was a mistake, think he was being rushed. However i think they need to make it clear on tomorrow show, or do a slot on benefits of bf.

HarrietJones Tue 18-Oct-11 17:53:04

I thought he said not bf but I may have heard what I knew. I was more interested in the first pregnancy over 30 being higher risk

entropygirl Wed 19-Oct-11 08:55:37

hmmm so a clarification has gone up on the this enough does anyone know if they are going to say anything on air? Should I still phone in a complaint?

fatbottomgirl they should have to do a section on the risks of replacing BF with FF for sure!

4madboys Wed 19-Oct-11 09:55:01

i think they need to say something ON air, i mean who looks at their website? i never do but lots watch the prog, esp preg mothers and those at home on maternity leave etc, its a big mistake to make so should be addressed on air.

WoTmania Wed 19-Oct-11 10:17:16

I can't see the clarification on the website. Definitely think there should be an on air correction.

gushofbloodtothefloor Wed 19-Oct-11 10:19:55

What about that new website that MN was featuring a while back for complaining about broadcasters. Is that officially running yet? Can't remember what it was called (even though I filled out the survey!)

fatbottomgirl Wed 19-Oct-11 16:51:58

I have been busy and not watched This Morning did they say anything on air?? Does anyone know??

fatbottomgirl Thu 20-Oct-11 11:30:47

Just seen them apologies and set the record straight. grin

Mampig Thu 20-Oct-11 15:07:08

Took long enough though!

samstown Thu 20-Oct-11 18:27:40

LOL at the idea of Dr Chris pushing his own secret formula feeding agenda, back up by money from the manufacturers! Deary me!

I watched it and am pretty certain it was an innocent mistake and he got his words mixed up - I thought exactly that at the time. It is good that they apologised but god, some people really do get het up over breastfeeding dont they!

Oh and also how exactly is bottlefeeding 'damaging' to babies? Ok so I think we can all agree that it is not quite as good as breastmilk, but where is the concrete evidence that it is hurting the thousands of babies (in this country) that are formula fed?

4madboys Fri 21-Oct-11 21:08:26

they phoned me back this morning to say that they were sorry about the mix up and that they had discussed it on air to clarify, i couldnt talk as i was just going out of the door to toddler group, but at least they called back smile

candy11 Fri 21-Oct-11 22:29:55

i agree with samstown how is formula feeding damaging to a baby. we all know that breast is best but with about the poor mums that planned on breastfeeding and then couldnt for any reason like ME!!!
prem babies seem to cope very well on formula and my LO has coped v well too now 14 weeks and thriving...

dizzy21 Fri 21-Oct-11 22:34:24

hi i agree with you real baby milk and la leleash leuge need to know about this
.breastfe eding reduces the risk of cancer.

RitaMorgan Fri 21-Oct-11 22:37:27

Formula feeding isn't necessarily damaging but it does carry some risks (or at least there are risks in not breastfeeding) - increased risk of gastro-enteritis, ear and chest infections, obesity and eczema for the baby and an increased risk of breast cancer for the mother.

Sillyoldelf Fri 21-Oct-11 22:47:22

Breastfeeding will only reduce your risk of getting breast cancer if for the rest of your life you stay strictly within the recommended weekly alcohol units , if you consume enough antioxidants , regular exercise ,and so on . Breastfeeding is only one factor of which there are many that can help reduce the risk of breast cancer . People who have breast fed can and do get cancer .

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