Evans’s high profile media position gives him a platform from which he promotes misinformation that contradicts the recommendations made in the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Infant Feeding Guidelines. These guidelines are based on over 55,000 high quality research articles, and specifically state that breastfeeding is best for mother and child. For parents who are unable to breastfeed, commercial infant formula is the only suitable and safe alternative to meeting the primary nutritional needs of infants.
Parents who are likely to heed Pete’s infant feeding advice are those who may also feel guilty for not breastfeeding and Pete is directly praying on such vulnerabilities. In response to the question; Is the Paleo Way for new mums, babies and toddlers book taking the whole paleo thing too far? The answer quiet simply is yes. Let’s commend the action taken by well-respected evidence-backed professionals such as Professor Heather Yeatman for preventing this book from going to print.