Dr. Nicole Saphier Says America’s Failure to Dramatically Increase the Number of Breastfeeding Mothers Has Made the Baby Formula Shortage Worse, but Cancel Culture Doesn’t Want Us Talking About It

Nicole Saphier, MD is a physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and bestselling author of ‘Panic Attack.’ Her opinions are her own and not reflective of her employers.

An uncomfortable truth has become obvious as anxiety over the worsening infant formula shortage grows.

For potentially millions of parents and children, it didn’t have to be this way.

At birth, 1 in 5 newborns receive formula within the first couple days. By three months, less than half are exclusively breastfed.

As the shortage worsens, some babies may go without food and risk becoming malnourished while parents struggle to find formula, are unwilling to change brands or unable to create homemade remedies (which pediatricians warn against because they may not meet the nutritional needs of infants).

Breastfeeding is physiologically more advantageous to mother and child, yet breastfeeding is underutilized in this country.

The formula shortage has highlighted our collective, self-induced frailty related to feeding our infants. And part of the problem is that we are discouraged from talking about it.

To be clear, I am not minimizing the struggles associated with breastfeeding.

I breastfed my three children for their first 12 months of life. I will be honest; it was not easy.

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Source: Daily Mail