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Letters Breastfeeding and the environment

Reducing the environmental impact of formula must not jeopardise women’s reproductive rights

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 06 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6328
  1. Erin J Williams, co-founder1,
  2. Stephanie Maia, co-founder1,
  3. Rosie McNee, co-founder1,
  4. Kate Wishart, co-founder1,
  5. Clare Murphy, director of external affairs2,
  6. Ellie Cannon, general practitioner3
  1. 1Feed,
  2. 2British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), London, UK
  3. 3London, UK
  1. drerinwill{at}

We appreciate the intent of Joffe and colleagues’ editorial to use growing concerns about the climate to persuade government to increase investment in breastfeeding support services,1 but we’re concerned it will fuel a culture in which women are ultimately held responsible for mitigating against risks—real, imagined, or predicted. …

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