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I have read with interest the debates regards the concerns about poor uptake of breast feeding. It seems we have difficulty in learning from previous work and would draw attention to a letter I had published in 1992. Currently senior students at this medical school have the opprotunity to consider what factors influence breast feeding and the potential of the multidisciplinary team to be supportive. But unless the qualitaive studies are done and acted upon for the current generation of new mothers and the professionals, we are likley to be seeing similar papers in 18 years time. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/reprint/305/6852/523
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10 March 2009
Ann M Wylie
Senior Teaching Fellow
Dept of General Practice & Primary Care, King's College School of Medicine,5 Lambeth Walk SE116SP