Bottle-fed babies being put ‘at risk’ due to lack of information for mothers

Telegraph (UK) 15 Aug 2009

The obsession with promoting breastfeeding could be putting babies health at risk as mothers are not being given enough information about how to bottle feed their children, according to researchers. Despite recommendations by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, very few mothers are shown how to make up feeds on the postnatal ward

For more than a decade, expectant mothers have been left in no doubt about how the medical establishment wants them to feed their babies. Midwives, doctors, nurses and successive health secretaries have all lined up behind the “breast is best message” to persuade women to breastfeed their babies rather than use a bottle.