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Misleading AOL headline re breastfeeding

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WelshCerys Fri 14-Jan-11 13:01:43

See:
www.news.aol.co.uk/discuss-feed/breastfeeding-not- always-best/1513544

Headline: Breastfeeding 'not always best' - big letters, emboldened

scroll down, past photo, and first lines are:
"Breastfeeding exclusively for six months is not necessarily best and may put babies off some foods, experts have said. UK guidelines are for women to breastfeed for the first six months of a baby's life before introducing solids."

You may or may not agree with the authors of the report, Institute of Child Health, University College London, but they are NOT saying that breastfeeding is not always best!! A totally misleading headline. I have alerted the IofCH to this and actually reported this to the Press Complaints Commission via their website. One of my comments - very polite/restrained - was not published by short, pithy DH comment was.
More action required till they pull it down and replace it with something less misleading/distorted?

Eglu Fri 14-Jan-11 13:02:53

They are not the only ones to have done this. Nearly every newspaper has done the same thing.

Dalrymps Fri 14-Jan-11 13:09:02

Disgraceful angry

WelshCerys Fri 14-Jan-11 13:36:35

If the Press Complaints was made aware of some of these transgressions, there would be an investigation - and maybe apologies would follow. This distortion is appalling.

WelshCerys Fri 14-Jan-11 13:58:49

info.babymilkaction.org/pressrelease/pressrelease1 4jan11

Here we have it! Which orgs have been financially supporting the study/the authors ...

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