LETTER: Breast is best for the mother, too

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From Mrs Marion Malcher

Sir: You subject a vulnerable minority group, breastfeeding mothers, to the opinion of people whose knowledge of the subject was unstated. Some of the views expressed were clearly misinformed (eg, giving a bottle is not an option - the baby's suckling is necessary to sustain the milk supply; also, babies suck differently on a bottle and can get confused, causing difficulties for mother and child.)

Babies have the right to be fed and comforted when and wherever the need arises - they have a natural right to their mother's milk. Women who wish to feed their babies in a natural manner are beleaguered in our society by many forces and vested interests.

Yours faithfully,

MARION MALCHER

Pyrford,

Surrey

28 May

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