Breastfeeding Bonding Prevents Infant Mortality And Suicide

The greatest terror a child can have is that he is not loved, and rejection is the hell he fears. I think everyone in the world, to a large or small extent, has felt rejection. And with rejection comes anger, and with anger some kind of crime in revenge for the rejection, and with the crime, guilt ~ and there is the story of mankind. John Steinbeck, East of Eden, 1952

Breastfeeding bonding and baby-carrying bonding are the first events of life, which the newborn/infant/child learns about love and non-violence. Love is first learned at the breast of mother and by being carried on her body ~ like in utero, where the first lessons of being connected with mother are learned.

Themes: 
abuse-neglect
bonding
brain
breastfeeding
culture
pleasure
pregnancy

SEXUAL VIOLENCE: Early Life Experiences and Failed Affectional Bonding.

VIOLENCE AND WOMEN’S HEALTH Science 16 October 2015

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6258/257.full?utm_campaign=email-sci-toc&et_rid=17133896&et_cid=5032

Distressingly, violence on campuses is part of a larger epidemic of sexual violence in the United States, making it a major women's issue.

Tragically, we are again reminded of the Violence against Women and her Children that goes well beyond the U.S. borders.  Sexual violence is a world-wide problem that calls for world-wide solutions.

Themes: 
violence

Combating Campus Sexual Assault

Combating Campus Sexual Assault:  SENATE HEARINGS July 29, 2015

Senator Lemar Alexander Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee On Health, Education, Labor & Pensions held public hearings on Combating Campus Sexual Assault with the following Expert Witnesses:

Witnesses

Panel I

Themes: 
sexual violence

Michelle Obama on Impaired Breastfeeding and Infant Mortality

OPEN LETTER TO FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA ON THE HIGH RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IMPAIRED BREASTFEEDING BONDING AND INFANT MORTALITY NOT ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE SURGEON GENERALʼS CALL TO ACTON TO SUPPORT BREASTFEEDING 2011; CALLS FOR WEANING AGE OF EVERY INFANT/ CHILD BE RECORDED AND PUBLISHED AS PART OF THE IMMUNOLOGICAL RECORD BY THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION; AND ESTABLISH BY LAW THE GENDER EQUALITY OF REPRESENTATION IN THE CONGRESS.

James W. Prescott, Ph.D.

ECOLOGICAL SIN AND THE SCIENCE OF MORALITY

"The church must introduce in its teaching the sin against the environment. The ecological sin."

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS  “ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME’  June 2015

The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the soil, in the water, in the air, and in all forms of life.” (P. 2)

 “Authentic human development has a moral character” (p.6).

 “WE NEED TO DEVELOP A NEW SYNTHESIS CAPABLE OF OVERCOMNG FALSE AGUMENTS OF RECENT CENTURUES.” (P. 90).

Themes: 
religion
morality

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