Medical schools hypocrisy
- By: Clare Hughes
when I entered the world of medicine, I expected to experience a whole range of emotions, but an emotion I never expected to feel quite so strongly is anger. Anger at the hypocrisy shown by medical establishments.
Why are poor facilities in medical schools forcing young mums to avoid one of the best things they can do to give their infant a healthy start in life—breast feeding? My idealistic outlook tells me that doctors should improve peoples health, the health service should promote healthy lifestyles, and medical schools should train students to make people healthier.
Breast milk is the cheapest and healthiest option. It provides everything that babies need for the first six months of life in just the right quantities. Breast fed babies have a lower incidence of respiratory, urinary tract, and ear infections, and gastroenteritis during childhood. They are also at lower risk of eczema, diabetes, and adult