Those of you that know me know how passionate I am about my beliefs - including my beliefs about vaccines, circing, breastfeeding, chemicals and so on...
I know without a doubt that my beliefs are right, I have the research to back them up. BUT, I was doing some thinking about that, if I look hard enough (or in some cases barely at all) I can find research that supports beliefs completely opposite of mine. And the majority of parents, make the choices they do on these issues because they believe they are doing what is best for their child.
I hear all the time things like " I vaccinated and my kids are healthy" to which I could easily counter "I don't vaccinate and my kids are healthy too." And the argument can go on nearly identically to all of these subjects.
BUT, there are risks on both sides of all of these subjects too. Obviously if a child dies because of the infection they got during a circumcision, hind sight would say they never should have had it done. On the other hand if they die from a kidney infection that could have been prevented with a circumcision the same hind sight argument can be used.
There can even be dangers associated with breastfeeding if the mother is HIV+ or using medications which could harm the baby... And of course there are studies which show that formula fed babies are at a higher risk of obesity and even minor chemical poisonings...
So with VALID research and points on BOTH SIDES of these arguments and the fact that we can't ever truly know which choice is best unless something goes wrong AFTER the choice is made, doesn't it make sense that the arguments stop and simply state our beliefs or support rather than bash others for their choices? Shouldn't we be banning together on the idea that we're all trying to do what is best for our children with the knowledge and understandings we have than to try and rip each other apart because someone makes a choice we don't agree with?
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I don't think anyone could have said it better
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