Breast feeding should be promoted as a public health measure

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7026.312a (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:312
  1. Angus Nicoll
  1. Consultant epidemiologist 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ

    EDITOR,—C Worth and Howard Barnes draw attention to the serious public health implications of the water shortage in West Yorkshire and the proposal that 24 hour cuts in the water supply might be made on a “one day on, one day off” basis.1 A topic not specifically mentioned is the particular difficulties that interruptions in the water supply pose for mothers who feed their babies with artificial milks. Worth and Barnes note …

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