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Is recent advice on exclusive breastfeeding consistent with the data presented?
  1. Brian Symon,
  2. Michael Bammann
  1. Kensington Park Medical Practice, Adelaide, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Brian Symon
    Kensington Park Medical Practice, 84 Shipsters Rd, Kensington Park, Adelaide, SA 5068, Australia; brian.symon{at}adelaide.edu.au

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Dear Editor,

We read with concern the commentary by Binns CW1 on the paper by Huh SY.2 After reiterating the WHO recommendation to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months Binns writes; “These results are consistent with this recommendation….”

Our analysis of the data in figure 1 suggests different conclusions.

Figure 1

Association between timing of solid food introduction in infancy and obesity at the age of 3 years (body mass index ≥95th percentile) according to breastfeeding status (n=847). Reproduced with permission from Pediatrics, Vol. 127, Pages …

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