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Why breast feeding fails
  1. V Harris,
  2. D Hall
  1. Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    D Hall
    Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK; d.hall{at}


Background: Vanessa is a 34-year-old lawyer married to a police officer. Her first baby was born after a perfect pregnancy and labour until fetal distress necessitated an easy Ventouse extraction late in the second stage. Baby F had normal Apgar scores and weighed 2920 g. This paper records a conversation between Vanessa (V) and her father (F) about breast feeding.

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