Inside Story: Is breast best for brighter babies?

The slogan breast is best' may no longer be used, but the battle continues to convert Irish women from formula to breastfeeding, writes Catherine Murphy.

10th August, 2014
World Breastfeeding Week came and went last week, and will be followed by Ireland’s National Breastfeeding Week in October.

World Breastfeeding Week came and went last week, and will be followed by Ireland’s National Breastfeeding Week in October. Yet Ireland continues to have the lowest rate of breastfeeding in Europe.

With a steady stream of studies and reports that contradict each other about the ‘benefits’ of breastfeeding, is it any surprise that Irish women are unsure about the merits of feeding their babies as nature intended?

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