Breast-feeding study: Benefits of breast over bottle have been exaggerated
Joyce Park stashed this in Science
Stashed in: Parents
Seems to me that the current wave of Americans' obsession with competitive childraising started with the whole "Breast is Best" movement which has now been shown -- like so many of these things -- to be little more than social class dressed up in junk science.
But breast milk is free. Of all the benefits of privilege (exclusive camps, individualized coaching, music lessons, family vacations/getaways, college tuition), breast milk is an equalizer.