Human milk is still bestBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.683-a (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:683
- Yap-Seng Chong, assistant professor ([email protected])
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University of Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge Rd, 119074 Singapore
EDITOR—Over 10 years ago Barker et al postulated the hypothesis of fetal programming by showing that low birthweight babies had a higher mortality from ischaemic heart disease.1 Subsequently, fast postnatal catch-up growth was found to be an additional risk factor for ischaemic heart disease,2 showing that early childhood programming was as important as the milieu in the womb. The most important form …
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial