Edward C. Lambert, M.D. (Indiana University Press), as well as publica— tions on the swine flu vaccine, x—ray treatment of the tonsils, yellow- stained teeth from tetracycline, convulsions from infant formula...and on and on and on.

This book also should be read by those who are beginning to recog- nize the long incubation period often characteristic of doctor—produced disease. After all, natural diseases like chicken pox have an incuba- tion period of a week or two, but damage from DES may take decades, perhaps generations, to manifest itself.

Since doctor—produced disease is the fastest—growing epidemic in our country, perhaps both medical scientists and legislators should imediately band together to make sure that all medical records of every person in this country are preserved indefinitely.

Every time I read a column of yours like the recent one saying "Infant formula is the original junk food," I become very resentful.

I have a l4—month—old daughter who is healthy and perfect median weight and height for her age. She has been sick only once in her life with pharyngitis (which I also had) when she was six months old. She eats anything and everything that is set in front of her, especially yogurt. She was raised on Enfamil until she was six months old, at which time she began drinking regular milk.

When I was pregnant with this baby, I went the whole route—— natural childbirth classes, etc.——only to go into labor with the baby

anterior on an angle, with a 90 per cent chance of a Caesarean delivery.

She was delivered vaginally, but I hemorrhaged because of a fast pla— cental delivery, and I lost more than three pints of blood.

For two days, I was too weak to breastfeed as I had planned. The baby was given sucrose water, and when I could feed her, she lost two pounds in two days. My "milk" had come in, only it was minimal colos- trum and mostly water——in essence, I HAD NO MILK. I was in the hospital for l0 days. When the baby still wasn't gaining weight, the lab tested my "milk" and found that, even on the seventh day after birth, it was all water. The baby was put on Enfamil, and she immediately began to gain weight.

When you have almost died during delivery, and then can't breast- feed, not only due to lack of milk (I have since asked my grandmother about this and she says it's a family trait——she had to have wet nurses and my mother couldn't breastfeed either) but because of a raging infection (discovered after I had no milk and the baby was already on formula), it is not encouraging to read that you are a "bad mother" because you feed formula. My daughter probably would have died without it, just as two of my grandmother's children did before she had wet nurses. Because wet nurses are hard to find today, and because milk from other mothers goes only to babies who can digest nothing else, I feel I had no choice.

I do not feel I did the wrong thing, but I resent the fact that society constantly tells me that I did. You support this belief. I find it most interesting that my daughter, while constantly exposed, has had only one infection and one cold in 14 months while the breast- fed babies of my friends frequently are bothered by viral infections.

I would like your reaction as to what you expect from those ofus

who are UNABLE to breastfeed. Would you have us let our babies die?——J.M.

_ With tongue tucked firmly in cheek, I wonder why your doctor hasn't hflbntfbnnuka reported your case in the medical journals as the first mother ever $/unkfbod discovered whose milk was found by a laboratory to be, as you report,