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Why don’t Chinese mothers breast feed their babies?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-8-6 14:00:58 |Display all floors

Only 28 percent of Chinese mothers exclusively breast-feed their babies in their first six months, far lower than that in many European countries. As the scandal on milk powder struck China again, I just don't understand why Chinese mothers are not willing to breast feed their babies. Don’t they think it's natural, healthy and best for baby? Why do they spend so much on the milk powder that would be found tainted? In your countries, what policies does the government make to promote breastfeeding?

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Post time 2013-8-6 16:20:23 |Display all floors
maybe because:
a) don't want to "ruin the breast" and cause beloved husband to take a mistress
b) believe in "formula" as "the most ballanced composition"; "speeding up the growth", etc. (as in the advertisements)
c) they think it is "peasant-like behavior" and want to be "the upper class" instantly

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Post time 2013-8-6 16:23:36 |Display all floors
WhiteBear Post time: 2013-8-6 16:20
maybe because:
a) don't want to "ruin the breast" and cause beloved husband to take a mistress
b) be ...

Sad but true.

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Post time 2013-8-6 17:03:32 |Display all floors
WhiteBear Post time: 2013-8-6 16:20
maybe because:
a) don't want to "ruin the breast" and cause beloved husband to take a mistress
b) be ...

Breast-feeding has many advantages, including:
promotes weight loss
less risk of ovarian and breast cancers
economical
convenient—always available
saves time—no formula to prepare, and no bottles to wash
clean and safe—and available when normal supplies of food and water are interrupted
How shortsighted they are! {:soso_e120:}

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Post time 2013-8-6 17:08:59 |Display all floors
It's not their fault. According to my information, some women can't breastfeed, because they don't produce enough milk. It's their personal choice that every woman gets to make when she has a child. Why are you so judgmental towards other people when you have no idea what reasons a woman has for bottle feeding her baby.

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Post time 2013-8-6 17:10:00 |Display all floors
rosyflower Post time: 2013-8-6 17:03
Breast-feeding has many advantages, including:
promotes weight loss
less risk of ovarian and breas ...

I know it. You know it. They probably also know it.

One more "disadvantage" - it is not good to go on a diet to "weight loss" when breast-feeding, because child needs full scale nutrition, and if the mother don't eat it - own body is used to provide it for a child.

And one more ealse. In "traditional Chinese culture" - child is under care of grandmothers, and in-laws. And They don't have suitable breast I'm affraid....

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Post time 2013-8-7 11:00:21 |Display all floors
WhiteBear Post time: 2013-8-6 16:20
maybe because:
a) don't want to "ruin the breast" and cause beloved husband to take a mistress
b) be ...

You covered all the possibilities
Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

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