Intended for healthcare professionals

Research

Effect of prolonged and exclusive breast feeding on risk of allergy and asthma: cluster randomised trial

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39304.464016.AE (Published 18 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:815

Weaning

The purpose of weaning is not to remove milk from the diet. The
purpose of
weaning is to weaken the maternal-infant bond, so that the infant can be
introduced to other people and other food. The maternal bond is the most
powerful and enduring relationship in our lives. In fact, we never fully
separate
from our mothers. We just find maternal substitutes, like food, friends,
teachers,
spouses, and doctors.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

23 October 2007
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA