Breast fed vs Bottle fed Both can facilitate feelings of security and love Doctors ? breast milk is nutritionally better for the baby Breast fed babies ? fewer intestinal infections and have a lower incidence of crib death Breast milk contains antibodies Breast feeding reduces the risk of breast cancer for the mothers La Leche League ? support Contraception Always been an interest in contraception 2,000 BC, women inserted elephant and crocodile dung in vaginas lemon half (barrier and acidity) Mayans ate wild yams (contain estrogen) Olive oil or beeswax on paper Sea sponges soaked in vinegar or lemon Ingesting urine Abortion/Infanticide Contraceptive use Contraceptive (BC) methods change over lifespan: 1st, condoms (1st intercourse and early teens) 2nd, The Pill (late teens thru marriage) 3rd, sterilization (adulthood) Most common BC in U.S. Sterilization (esp. for marrieds) The Pill is 2nd Condom is 3rd What method to choose? Reliability Reversibility STD protection Ease of use Intrusiveness in use Cost Safety Moral Considerations
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