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Warming feeds is unnecessary and hazardous

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 15 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1078
  1. Eleanor Thomas, specialist registrar in paediatrics (
  1. Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury HP21 8AL

    EDITOR—Having read Jeffery et al's account of scalds in children, I agree that the cases that they have seen are probably only the tip of the iceberg.1 Between 1994 and 1997, 10 children under the age of 2 years (range 3-19 months) were admitted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with scalds sustained when hot water spilled from a jug in which it was being used to heat a bottle of infant formula. This is equivalent to 6% of children aged …

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