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National Breastfeeding Awareness Week 10-16 May 2009

Do we really need another National ..... Week?

In the case of National Breastfeeding Week, the answer is most definitely yes.

Recent publicity citing the prominent use of the drug Cabergoline has made it all the more important to reiterate and continue to emphasize that breastfeeding is almost certainly the most practical and healthy way to feed a new baby.

Cabergoline is a drug which is prescribed to mothers who no longer want to or can’t breastfeed. It helps to dry up the milk quickly allowing new mothers to regain their pre-pregnant shape as soon as possible. If given for social and cosmetic reasons this drug is immoral and ridiculous. In a recent edition of a Sunday broadsheet one French woman, living in the UK, was quoted saying ‘My breasts are for my husband. I don’t want to end up with a chest like a cow .…’ Can she really not survive a few weeks or months NOT...

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