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Personal choice for each mum

MANY women do not wish to breastfeed and are happier bottle-feeding. They do not have to be mothers in deprived areas, or lacking in education, or parenting skills.

It could be that they weren't supported sufficiently in hospital, hadn't the confidence to do so, or simply didn't want to.

None of these reasons is wrong, or means that the mother is less caring and capable of bonding with a happy, healthy and successful child.

I am concerned that a personal choice will be muddled by feelings of guilt and inadequacy.

JUDITH PHILLIPS

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