Women who bottle feed should be supported – that’s the humane new guideline from the Royal College of Midwives. Is this the end of the long, rancorous debate over breast v bottle?
‘Absolutely, breastfeeding is best for babies and for mothers,” says Gill Walton, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives. We were talking yesterday, just after news broke of a major development in the territory of infant feeding. “But anybody supporting women needs to give them support to bottle feed safely, if that’s what they decide to do.”
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