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Breastfeeding targets set new mothers up to fail.  Let’s get real

Breastfeeding targets set new mothers up to fail. Let’s get real {0}

This post was originally published in The Guardian Governments love a target. We’ve got targets on everything, from economic growth to train delays. They give civil servants and their political masters something to aim for, something to benchmark. But frequently these targets do little more than fill bureaucratic hours measuring them. Sometimes, they even do(…)

Why you shouldn’t freak out about the new breastfeeding studies from Pediatrics

Why you shouldn’t freak out about the new breastfeeding studies from Pediatrics {0}

A bunch of studies published in the journal Pediatrics have been getting a lot of attention this past week.  So they should:  they are well-designed and conducted pieces of research into the effect of early nutrition (so, what babies eat before they are one) on children at aged six. Unfortunately, as so often happens when breastfeeding is(…)