Responses

Download PDFPDF

Breast feeding
Free
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g. higgs-boson@gmail.com
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests

PLEASE NOTE:

  • A rapid response is a moderated but not peer reviewed online response to a published article in a BMJ journal; it will not receive a DOI and will not be indexed unless it is also republished as a Letter, Correspondence or as other content. Find out more about rapid responses.
  • We intend to post all responses which are approved by the Editor, within 14 days (BMJ Journals) or 24 hours (The BMJ), however timeframes cannot be guaranteed. Responses must comply with our requirements and should contribute substantially to the topic, but it is at our absolute discretion whether we publish a response, and we reserve the right to edit or remove responses before and after publication and also republish some or all in other BMJ publications, including third party local editions in other countries and languages
  • Our requirements are stated in our rapid response terms and conditions and must be read. These include ensuring that: i) you do not include any illustrative content including tables and graphs, ii) you do not include any information that includes specifics about any patients,iii) you do not include any original data, unless it has already been published in a peer reviewed journal and you have included a reference, iv) your response is lawful, not defamatory, original and accurate, v) you declare any competing interests, vi) you understand that your name and other personal details set out in our rapid response terms and conditions will be published with any responses we publish and vii) you understand that once a response is published, we may continue to publish your response and/or edit or remove it in the future.
  • By submitting this rapid response you are agreeing to our terms and conditions for rapid responses and understand that your personal data will be processed in accordance with those terms and our privacy notice.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    Cultural representation of newborn feeding

    Dear Editor

    Recently Nicoll and Williams[1] suggest that attitudes to breast feeding need to change: "everyone (not just women) needs to see breast feeding as normal and education needs to start early". Also in Italy breastfeeding rates are low.[2] Numerous training initiatives have been set up in recent years to heighten awareness and improve healthcare practices, with the aim of promoting breastfeeding. These in...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Monitoring breastfeeding rates is a priority

    Dear Editor

    The article on breastfeeding by Nicoll and Williams is very welcome.[1] I would echo the importance of collecting information on breastfeeding as a routine. We conducted a survey to gather information to inform the development of a standard personal child health record (PCHR) as part of Health For All Children 4 (HFAC4). Just over 80 % of 144 districts reported that breastfeeding data are currently co...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Imroving breast feeding prevalence needs joined up government

    Dear Editor

    Any article promoting breast-feeding is to be welcomed, and particularly one that provides both an up-to-date evidence base for both the benefits of breast-feeding and the relative success of interventions to promote it.[1] The authors state that:'the greatest health gains could therefore result from raising...prevalence in the most poorly resourced families', and go on to suggest ways in which this cou...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.