Earlier this week we mentioned a recent study showing that breast feeding could possibly raise IQ in newborns. Slate dissects the scientific background behind the findings, but what's remarkable and icky about the article is when writer Emily Bazelon gets all TMI and says in her intro, "My friends who quit [nursing] at three months seemed like rebels. And when I cut off my sons, after more than a year each, I felt a little heartless because I know so many kids who zealously nursed into toddlerhood." Into toddlerhood?!? I will paraphrase an early Sex and the City episode on this one. If they're old enough to ask for it, you probably shouldn't be breastfeeding them anymore. [Slate]
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