Recently I was sitting reading the Feb/Mar issue of the Townsend Letter while my wife sat across from me, breast feeding our three-month old son. I happened to turn to “BookCorners” and noticed the review “Promoting Breast- Feeding.” I was struck by the profound absurdity that a book or report such as this would even be necessary. I am not criticizing the review by Beatrice Trum Hunter at all. Merely the fact that we need ‘Health experts worldwide’ to tell us they all agree that breast-feeding is ‘the optimal way to nurture infants and should be practiced whenever possible.’ ‘Brilliant work! We need ‘abundant evidence that human milk is designed to enhance optimally the growth, development, and well being of the infant’? Is this for real? Funny, I don’t ever remember reading anywhere that goat milk may not be the best milk for baby goats, or whale milk the best for baby whales etc., etc.· Are we human beings mammals, or did I miss something in grade school?
This is the last stage of the 20th century and we are so removed from nature, we have to have ‘scientists and experts’ tell us what is natural. That this is even questioned tells me we are in a whole lot more trouble than most of us even imagine!
Curt Maxwell, DC, ND, FIACA Option Health Care
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