It is scientifically established that breast-feeding reduces the incidence of infectious diseases, allergies and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Advice from government health departments (and indeed the Health Education Authority, which I note supports your guide), is that breast milk should be the sole source of nutrition for the first four months of life.
LOUISE I SILVERTON
Director of Education and Practice Development,
Royal College of Midwives,
London W1Reuse content