Prof Michael Kramer, the man who was quoted in that Times article this week as saying that the benefits of breastfeeding are exaggerated, is going to be on Woman's Hour today. Maybe Mumsnet should get him on for a webchat as well?
his main gist seemed to be that some of the supposed benefits of breast-feeding were based on out of date research ie wrt allergies and asthma and there wasn't actually good evidence for protective effects of bf for these particular conditions
but no argument with 'breast is best' overall in terms of health benefits albeit allowing for the fact that some women genuinely struggle with/dislike it and turn to formula as an alternative
The listen again thingy usually doesn't work until a couple of hours after the broadcast. I missed it too, as at 10am I idiotically hit the 'listen to last broadcast' bit rather than just listening live - I sat through the whole of yesterday's Woman's Hour thinking, "when will the breastfeeding bit start?"