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Letters When to wean

Infection more important than anaemia or allergy

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 15 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1000
  1. Charlotte M Wright, professor of community child health1
  1. 1University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  1. charlotte.wright{at}

It seems extraordinary that concern about possible effects on iron deficiency and coeliac disease should lead Fewtrell and colleagues to suggest shortening the recommended duration of exclusive breast feeding, when they acknowledge that longer durations of exclusive breast …

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