The Breast is Best campaign flowed into mainstream America as did hydrogenated vegetable oil. There was no investigation, not even logical questioning.
As the Cold War neared its ending, the need for bright, questioning people, for ‘non-sheep’ was truncated. Those in power needed docile followers who would not question. The easiest way was to insure malnourished children.
The proper balance of nutrients in infancy is critical for normal brain development. Shortages of nutrients such as iron and iodine can impair cognitive and motor development, and these effects are often irreversible.
DHA, an essential fatty acid, is a key component of the intensive production of synapses that makes the first years of life a critical period of learning and development. Other nutrients like folic acid, and zinc, have been linked specifically to early brain functioning.
Early shortages can reduce cell production. Nutrient deficits affect the complex chemical processes of the brain and can lead to less efficient communication between brain cells.
Simply put, this woman is anaemic. She has a deficiency in iron and other important nutrients. If she were rich and was properly tested, if she understood the importance of these nutrients she would NOT breast feed.
Subjected to the propaganda, she is encouraged to slap the child on her chest and the effects of the deficiencies will ensure he s/he will not be healthy, strong, or intelligent.