Words of wisdom and miscellaneous facts by Dr. Wysong and others. This is an accumulation over several decades and the accuracy cannot be attested to.
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Isn't it interesting that we would subject helpless animals and infants to that which we ourselves would never do: We would never eat only one food at every meal.
Thankfully, moms today are starting to recognize that their breasts are there for more than just adornment.
Baby milk formulas are just another of the post-World War II consumer age gadgets. Back then, blossoming science seemed to be able to solve virtually any problem and perform herculean feats, like putting men on the moon. Surely it would not be a big deal to create a convenient meal in a bottle for infants and free mothers of the nursing "burden."
Well, not only were "100% complete" nursing formulas created, they were practically mandated by the medical community. This modern breast-in-a-bottle marvel was also taken abroad to the third world and promoted by bribed physicians and nurses.
Age-old cultural norms of exclusive and extended breast feeding were disrupted by extensive advertising and persuasion in infant formula funded hospitals to convert to the new, modern, sterile western way. Primitive mothers in awe of modernity were sent home with a limited free supply of formula. But when that ran out, the mother's milk had dried up and the families were unable to afford more formula. The result: millions of third world babies died every year from this and the lack of adequate refrigeration, sterilization, and clean water supplies to mix and store formulas.
This is not to mention the fact that "100% complete" infant formulas aren't. There are many nutritional problems, such as vitamin, mineral, amino acid, and, most importantly, essential fatty acid imbalances. Such inadequacy is to be expected since our knowledge of nutrition is incomplete, not "100% Complete."
Nestle was particularly aggressive with their marketing of infant formulas through gigantic giveaways (getting them "hooked"), medical promotions, "education," and bribes. They were boycotted worldwide in 1977 due to these unethical practices.
The World Health Organization (WHO), as a reaction to the carnage, drafted The International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes.
Good for them. They are a giant step ahead of the pet food regulatory agencies that not only nod to exclusively fed "100% complete" pet foods, but, in effect, mandate them through label regulations.
Singularly fed processed pet foods are just as synthetic and just as potentially disastrous as baby formulas. Here is the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes. Following that is an analogous one for pet foods that should be enforced, but is not:
Disease and death from exclusively feeding processed foods to pets occurs as well. However, there are no WHO restrictions in the pet food industry for companies to skirt around. On the contrary, regulators mandate that pet foods claim "complete and balanced."
We pay a heavy price for permitting our world to be one where reason does not rule.
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