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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}

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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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