Do you breastfeed your baby?
Relying purely on breastfeeding for the first six months might not be best for babies, say UK experts. What advice have you been given?
Current advice suggests weaning should occur at six months, but the UCL team, writing in the British Medical Journal, say babies may benefit from being given solid food earlier even as early as four months.
Ten years ago, the World Health Organization published global advice advocating babies be exclusively breastfed for six months. But the UK team suggest later weaning may increase food allergies and iron deficiency levels.
Whose advice do you follow? What are your views on this new study? How easy is it for parents to make decisions regarding breastfeeding?
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