To the man on the beach who smacked his child - this is what I wanted to say to you and all those who feel that is the only option they have.
The way most outlets had it, the vegan couple were exclusively breastfeeding their 11-month-old daughter when she fell ill and died. The conclusion? Being vegan isn’t safe if you’re breastfeeding. But there is more to this story and an examination of the myths surrounding this case is clearly needed.
. Herein I’d like to talk about a piece from 2008 that looked at elective c-sections and later maternal responsiveness. Not because I want to cause a stink for those who had a c-section, but because we need to understand the effects of our modern birthing practices on those intimately involved – the mother and the infant.