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Neonatal weight loss in breast and formula fed infants
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    Re: Question about feeding methods

    Dear Editor,

    Dr Lee highlights the inappropriateness of restricting the nutritional intake of breast-feeding infants by adhering to an artificial feeding schedule. All our parental-education regarding breast-feeding is focused on encouraging infant-led, demand feeding. This was the feeding pattern encouraged throughout the study.

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    Question about feeding methods

    Dear Editor,

    This is an important article.

    I have a question about breastfeeding. Was the exclusive breastfeeding based on infant cues?

    If the mothers were breastfeeding on a schedule or using pacifiers or limiting their baby's access to the breast in any way, that could explain the greater weight loss in breastfed infants. If infants are put to breast as often as they signal their need, they m...

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