Letter: Childbirth care on the cheap

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Sir: I do wish people like Louise Silverton (Letters, 2 September) would stop talking about the "dangers" of bottle-feeding.

Every woman (pregnant or not) knows only too well that "breast is best", but please spare a thought for those mothers who are unable to breast- feed their children, through no fault of their own.

I felt bad enough not being able to breast-feed my two sons and, together with very supportive district nurses, spent considerable time and energy trying to fulfil my maternal role naturally - all to no avail.

So while we all agree that breast-feeding gives the best possible start in life, please don't make those young mothers who have no choice but to bottle-feed feel even worse than they do already.

G BOYLE

Felixstowe,

Suffolk

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