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Letters Improving breast feeding rates

Basic training of frontline staff needs to be better

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 03 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b859
  1. Michelle Zalkin, specialist registrar community paediatrics1,
  2. Georgia Jackson, specialist registrar community paediatrics1
  1. 1Brent Primary Care Trust, Wembley, Middlesex HA0 4UZ
  1. mzalkin{at}

    Much like the experience of birth, women are not told the truth about how difficult breast feeding may be.1 Women need better, sustained …

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