When discussing medical information, or scientific fact (I.E. Breast Milk os more beneficial then Formula, Organic food is better for you, You should or shouldn't vaccinate) do you often resort to personal data to confirm or support your side of the argument? I.E. well I FF and my child turned out fine? Well I vaccinated and turned out fine?
If yes, why? And do you feel that that argument really negates any statistics being presented?
Answer by WannabeMommy87 at 6:04 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
While those arguments do not negate statistics, you must also keep in mind that statistics can be manipulated very easily and very often are. For every pro-x statistic you can throw out there, you can find another researcher who has statistics that back up the anti-x argument. I often use personal experience. Not to prove a point, but simply because that is the only thing that I can fully attest to be 100% true.
For example - In FF vs BF - My personal experience is that the one kid I FF was deathly allergic to the enzymes in the formula and almost starved to death. Therefore, when kid 2 (3 & 4) came along I BF as I never wanted to go through that ordeal again. Is that to say that I had a great diet and my babies received everything they needed from me? Who knows?! However, my personal experience has led me to be a strong supporter of BF. Just my $.02
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