Breastfeeding–Benefits and Roadblocks

“Re “The Milk Wars,” by Alissa Quart (Sunday Review, July 15): There is overwhelming scientific evidence that breast-feeding contributes to greatly decreased risks for myriad chronic diseases in children and for breast and ovarian cancers and osteoporosis in mothers. In fact, Melissa Bartick of Harvard Medical School and others have written of the many risks to children of not breast-feeding.”

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