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Human milk is still best

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:683
  1. Yap-Seng Chong, assistant professor (
  1. 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 …

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