Breast might not be best
RitaBix · 11/04/2011 21:47
is this better than breast
The thread about telly tomorrow got me thinking
Is this the end for breast fed babys
Good old science is there nothing it cannot do?
DooinMeCleanin · 11/04/2011 21:50
Erm how can anything 'modified' be better than something natural, direct from the source?
Not to mention the health benefits to the mother.
Of course the modified milk might be better than formula if a mother can't/doesn't want to bf, but nothing could be better than bm.
FutureNannyOgg · 11/04/2011 21:51
This has been discussed over on feeding, so you might like to take a look there. It clearly isn't better than bm, it's cow's milk that is a bit more like bm than usual cowsmilk, and if you look into the research it's all a bit dodgy, unethical and currently unworkable.
Inertia · 11/04/2011 21:56
It's not going to be better than breastmilk- the composition of breastmilk changes over time to suit the age of the baby, can adapt the water/fat proportions according to temperature, and BM doesn't carry risks associated with making up milk with water of dubious quality, or in non-sterile conditions. (Obviously if the mother has an illness transferable by BM that's a different issue).
Might be better than standard formula though.
IAmTheCookieMonster · 11/04/2011 22:05
better than breastmilk?
Well considering that the aim of the experiment is to equal breast milk I don't understand how it could be better.
"Western society, however, is often sqeamish at the sight of a breastfeeding mother (despite the fact that we seem to be OK with the sight of breasts at any other time)"
I LOVE that sentence!
hissymissy · 11/04/2011 23:27
Oh lord almighty, not again.
Breast is better, it is natural, it is easy and it is FREE! it is provided by nature as the perfect nutrient for a baby. Why would anyone in their right mind choose to pay lots of money for all the hassle of sterilising, heating and mixing bottles?
Different if they don't have a choice, of course.
TheSecondComing · 11/04/2011 23:33
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