Where would you rather give birth - in the USA or Albania? Most of you would probably say the USA yet your chances of survival would then be lower. Yes, you as a mother are more likely to die from childbirth-related problems in the USA than Albania. Does that surprise you?
Research is always held up to scrutiny, as it should be, but it seems these days that any research finding that shows an "advantage" to breastfed babies faces criticism large and loud, sometimes legitimate, but sometimes making one wonder what the agenda really is. If we look at the breastfeeding research, can we really say there's mass ineptness? Or is there something to it?
Recently I came across a blog piece by Chaley-Ann Scott claiming that Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD) was debunked. And that is wrong. Here I want to talk about a few of the things that are specific to the blog piece in question, but also some issues that come up around diagnoses more generally.