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Look! (mostly) good article on breastfeeding and formula's inability to match it...

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WilfSell Thu 10-Jul-08 17:44:36 in New Scientist this week

You have to be a subscriber to read it in full though -sorry.

I'd be interested to hear views on it.

Basic message is that formula manufacturers would LOVE to be able to emulate all of the many complex ingredients in BM but they just can't. Some discussion of trials of different components (with NO discussion of ethics of those trials) and lots of Profs professing.

But lots of good listed features of BM and some good science.

harpsichordcarrier Thu 10-Jul-08 17:46:58

is it in the print copy?
thanks for the link

WilfSell Thu 10-Jul-08 18:00:08

yes it is in the print copy

WilfSell Thu 10-Jul-08 18:01:24

Also some quite good messages about breastfeeding (made safer) actually being a better solution in poor countries for women with HIV than formula...

WilfSell Thu 10-Jul-08 18:02:52

And apparently grin endocannabinoids in breastmilk give babies the munchies! that's probably worth a whole separate thread actually isn't it?!

VictorianSqualor Thu 10-Jul-08 18:10:34

Wilfsell, copy n paste dear.
Or save page as and pass it around in email.
I don't have time to go to the shop!!!!
Ha! [maniacal laugh]

WilfSell Thu 10-Jul-08 18:11:12

ah! <illegal> but hang on...

WilfSell Thu 10-Jul-08 18:12:52

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WilfSell Thu 10-Jul-08 18:16:11

OK I'm gonna have to ask for this to be deleted I think so read quickly!

VictorianSqualor Thu 10-Jul-08 18:20:00

Ok, delete away.
I've read it.
I'll comment a bit later when I have more time, I made notessmile

oops Thu 10-Jul-08 18:23:16

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WilfSell Thu 10-Jul-08 18:25:17

I know, but they are, um, scientists. They are only qualified usually in telling us the bleeding obvious. But it's always good to have science at your back, no?

tiktok Thu 10-Jul-08 19:18:50

Good article...but breastfeeding is more than the milk, and the relationship aspects of it would never be replicated anyway!

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