Breastfeeding is still the gold standard

By Jennifer Bowden In Nutrition

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3rd March, 2012
What’s past is prologue,” said William Shakespeare; a detail that’s been lost in the recent debate about the treatment of parents who bottle-feed their infants. So what is the prologue to the bottle-feeding debate? New Zealand’s first artificial baby food products were developed by physician and Plunket Society founder Truby King in the early 1900s, according to public health researchers Marewa Glover and Chris Cunningham in Infant Feeding Practices: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. In 1927, the Karitane Products Society took over the factory producing these items; subsequently ...

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