From the same groups who get all offended at the idea that there’s a correlation between single mothers and youth crime:
Women who do not breastfeed their infants are nearly four times more likely to neglect and abuse their child, a world-first study of Australian women has found….
Dr Strathearn concluded that the promotion of breastfeeding could be a relatively simple and cost-effective way of strengthening the relationship between mothers and babies to prevent child neglect and abuse.
The Age has more.
Unbelievably offensive. Andrew Bolt gets it right
Correlation isn?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t causation…In this case it may well be the other way around as well – that women who abuse their children are also less likely to bother with breastfeeding.
I’d note that I don’t believe that single motherhood results in increase crime levels for the same reason; the correlation is the wrong way around.
Why though has breast feeding zealotry become so acceptable that this type of crap is published? While everyone agrees that breast feeding is good, this zealotry is hatred in a PC cloak. The reality is that not everyone can breastfeed, and as my house knows from experience, that blind nature of breast feeding zealots can and does put lives at risk.