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    • Keith D Foote, Consultantant Paediatrician
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      • Lynne Marriott

    Dear Editor

    We are glad Dr Redfern[1] found our article[2] of interest.

    We agree on most points. For clarity, the fact that there are difficulties inherent in comparing the nutritional adequacy of human milk with that of infant formula does not detract from our main point, namely that more research is required regarding the possible differing nutritional needs of formula versus breast fed infants at t...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    Weaning infants, encouraging breast feeding.

    Dear Editor

    The review by Foote and Marriott on infant weaning [1] was of interest especially in the light of the recent adoption by the UK Department of Health of 6 months as the age for the introduction of complementary foods.

    The authors make a number of comparisons between artificial feeding and breast milk that deserve comment. They make the point that the nutrient density of cows milk based f...

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    Weaning of infants; timing should be individualized

    Dear Editor

    I read with interest the review by Foote and Marriott about weaning practices.[1] I agree with some of the general sentiments and do suggest that more research is needed to fully understand the reasons for advocating a stance.

    Weaning as a process, enables the nutritional needs of a rapidly growing child to be met. The growth in infants double by 5 months and expected on average to treble by 1...

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