Got Whole Milk?

Another Generation Being Given the Wrong Formula

A recent  New York Times story (Feb. 10, 2011) reported that the IRS has granted new tax breaks to working mothers for "pumps and other breastfeeding supplies" so that they may provide breast milk for their babies. First Lady Michelle Obama has also begun promoting breastfeeding because of its apparent link to lower obesity rates in children.

This high-level interest in, of all things, breastfeeding, is a good example of a reversal of a fashionable orthodoxy. It marks a departure from maternity practices of the 1950s, when breastfeeding was widely discouraged by medical professionals in favor of "formula."

According to a 2006 online...


is the executive editor of Salvo and Touchstone magazines.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #16, Spring 2011 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |


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