FLRF/Medela Post

Maureen MinchinBottle Feeding, breastmilk, Commentary, debate, General News, infant feeding history, Lactation, Lactivism, Marketing, Reviews by MM

My previous post, Friends of the WHO Code? set out the facts re the Family Larsson Rosenquist Foundation as I understand them, and I have had no contradictions or corrections. (I will report any, of course, in public posts, as I believe strongly that private groups discussing this issue misleads good people, and creates needless confusion and dissension.)    To recap … Read More

Friends of the WHO Code?

Maureen MinchinBottle Feeding, breastmilk, Commentary, debate, General News, Infant Formula, Infant Health, Lactivism, Marketing, Marketing, Milk Matters, Reviews by MM

I sometimes wonder why good sense is called common sense, when it seems to be relatively rare in some places.  Take for example some of that minority who insist that no one should, for example,   read literature created or published by commercial interests (other than their own, or their friends); attend or speak at conferences organised by any related commercial … Read More

Tuteur-Minchin Debate Outline

Maureen MinchinAppearances elsewhere, Bottle Feeding, breastmilk, Child Health, Commentary, debate, General News, Immunology, Infant Formula, Infant Health, Lactation, Lactivism, Maternal Health, Milk Hypothesis, Milk Matters, Reviews by MM, Tuteur Debate

WHY A TIMELINE? In my opinion, in an era of fake news and online hatred, Amy Tuteur (AT), the so-called Skeptical Obstetrician, and author of Push Back: Guilt in the Age of Natural Parenting, is undermining public health efforts, and I suspect, profiting from doing so. Personally, as a result of her behaviour, I consider her to lack all credibility, … Read More

Tuteur Push Back: Minchin Review

Maureen MinchinAppearances elsewhere, Book Reviews, Bottle Feeding, breastmilk, Child Health, Commentary, Complementary Feeding, debate, evolution, General News, Immunology, Infant Formula, Infant Health, Lactation, Lactivism, Maternal Health, Milk Hypothesis, Milk Matters, Reviews by MM, Tuteur Debate

Push Back. Guilt in the Age of Natural Parenting by Amy Tuteur. (HarperCollins NY 2016) INTRODUCTION I find it extraordinary for any medical doctor to have written a book containing such sweeping generalisations, allegations of vile motives by other health professionals, and minimally researched, provably untrue, and defamatory, assertions. Sadly, it is no longer rare for global publishers to print … Read More

Evidence streams in infant feeding: ex-debate

Maureen MinchinAllergies, Book Reviews, Bottle Feeding, breastmilk, Child Health, debate, epigenetics, Food Intolerance, General News, Immunology, Infant Formula, Infant Health, Lactation, Maternal Health, Milk Hypothesis, Milk Matters

Breastfeeding has become the centrepiece of public health programmes, endorsed by the health industry and the infant formula industry and philanthropic groups and national governments alike. How did the world arrive at that global consensus about the importance of breastfeeding? It developed from three related, but independent, streams of evidence. 1. The first stream flows from the results of some … Read More

Tuteur debate: Minchin 3

Maureen MinchinBottle Feeding, breastmilk, Child Health, Commentary, debate, epigenetics, General News, Immunology, Infant Formula, Infant Health, Lactation, Lactivism, Maternal Health, Microbiome, Milk Hypothesis, Milk Matters, Tuteur Debate

TUTEUR MINCHIN DEBATE  MINCHIN 3: A REPLY TO TUTEUR 2  Thanks to an onlooker, I received a copy of Amy Tuteur MD’s latest reply, which I discovered online at 12.30pm today June 21. It is not a reply addressed to me, but to her supporters. It is they who matter.    And to them I say that in my opinion,  AT has … Read More

Tuteur debate: Minchin 2

Maureen MinchinAllergies, Appearances elsewhere, Bottle Feeding, Child Health, Commentary, debate, General News, Immunology, Infant Formula, Infant Health, Lactation, Lactivism, Maternal Health, Microbiome, Milk Matters, Reviews by MM, Tuteur Debate

Tuteur debate: Minchin 2  is a two part reply for the historical record. It is in two parts. The first annotates what  Amy Tuteur posted online on her Facebook page.  The second part is a  critique of her reply (Tuteur 1)  to Minchin 1.   Get a cuppa or a glass of wine and read on. See if you agree … Read More

Tuteur debate: Minchin 1

Maureen MinchinBottle Feeding, Child Health, Commentary, debate, General News, Infant Health, Lactation, Lactivism, Maternal Health, Milk Hypothesis, Milk Matters, Reviews by MM, Tuteur Debate

PREAMBLE FOR ANY SPECTATORS It is because infant feeding is such a powerful issue, and so important to global health, that I agreed to spend the time on this question set by Amy Tuteur, and to create a time-stamped secure permanent record on a dedicated website for future reference by historians of the “the Mommy Wars”, in which  Amy has … Read More

Why am I (still) debating Amy Tuteur?

Maureen MinchinAppearances elsewhere, Bottle Feeding, breastmilk, Child Health, Complementary Feeding, debate, evolution, General News, Immunology, Infant Formula, Infant Health, Lactation, Lactivism, Maternal Health, Microbiome, Milk Hypothesis, Milk Matters, Reviews by MM, Tuteur Debate

As you wait for my reply to her question, to be posted tonight at midnight, here’s an answer to a question I am being asked. Why would anyone persist through so many unilateral changes ot procedure and topic as Amy has tried to create, though so much rudeness and scorn from her? Well may you ask. I certainly didn’t intend … Read More

Tuteur/Minchin debate procedure

Maureen Minchinbreastmilk, Child Health, Commentary, debate, epigenetics, evolution, General News, Immunology, Infant Formula, Infant Health, Lactation, Lactivism, Maternal Health, Milk Matters, Reviews by MM, Tuteur Debate

Debate procedure Maureen Minchin will follow This process has been independently designed after consulting tech experts to maximise accountability, minimise pointless emotive conflict, clearly delineate what is included and what is not, and create an independent record of all contributions. I am satisfied that the time spent on specialist consultation should achieve the end result of a complete archived conversation presenting both … Read More

Tuteur Debate Update: Progress?

Maureen MinchinBottle Feeding, breastmilk, Child Health, Commentary, debate, General News, Infant Formula, Infant Health, Lactation, Lactivism, Milk Hypothesis, Milk Matters, Reviews by MM, Tuteur Debate

An Update: The Skeptical Obstetrician, and her challenge to ‘debate’. What has happened so far. March 3,  2019.  Dr Amy Tuteur intruded rudely on my Facebook page to challenge me to a debate – as she has challenged other breastfeeding advocates, individuals and groups. (Who sensibly refuse to engage with her.)  I agreed to consider making arrangements for a moderated … Read More

Agreed Rules and Common Ground for Tuteur debate

Maureen MinchinChild Health, debate, General News, Infant Formula, Infant Health, Lactation, Lactivism, Milk Hypothesis, Milk Matters, Reviews by MM, Tuteur Debate

PROCEDURAL MATTERS FOR THE DEBATE Can you agree to these Rules for the debate, Amy Tuteur? Unless you do, I will not go ahead over the three days. As repeatedly stated from March onwards, I am not willing to have the debate hosted on Facebook, your page or mine, or any page you set up for the purpose, and I … Read More