TRC #444: Mashup: Breast Feeding And Lactivism + Are Parents Less Happy?

It’s all about parents and babies this week for a good reason. First Cristina explores the science of mother’s milk and asks whether some breastfeeding advocates take things too far. Bonus: a very tired Adam gives us an update. Next, Darren examines whether parents are more or less happy than people without children.

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Mothers’ Milk Vs Mothers’ Guilt

http://www.skepticalob.com/2014/02/hold-the-guil-new-study-finds-benefits-of-breastfeeding-dramatically-overstated.html

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http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/recom/recom-6-24-months-6-24-mois-eng.php#a3

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/index-eng.php

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Leche_League_International

http://www.fitpregnancy.com/baby/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-awareness-month

http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/benefits-of-breastfeeding

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/04/the-case-against-breast-feeding/307311/

http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/global_strategy/en/

http://www.babble.com/baby/breastfeeding-vs-bottle-feeding-why-baby-formula-is-not-so-bad/

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2008/12/23/jn.108.097675.abstract?ct=ct

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2642045/The-great-myth-breastfeeding-weightloss-New-mothers-told-breastfeeding-shift-post-pregnancy-tum-In-fact-did-OPPOSITE-women.html#ixzz3FtCUvWgd

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http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/04/the-case-against-breast-feeding/307311/

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http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/disease/

Breastfeeding: Whip ‘Em Out

Breastfeeding: Join the Boob-o-lution!

Are Parents Less Happy?

Pacific Standard

PEW research

USA today

Livescience

CNN

Open University study

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One Response to TRC #444: Mashup: Breast Feeding And Lactivism + Are Parents Less Happy?

  1. Jim Davies says:

    I think it would be interesting to compare the happiness of:

    1. parents who wanted kids,
    2. non-parents who want kids but are failing to get them,
    3. people who don’t want kids and get them anyway, and
    4. people who don’t want kids and don’t have them.

    I think with these numbers (and controlling for other variables) you can better calculate the effect of having kids on happiness, controlling for desire for children.

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