Formula milk trials may not be reliable

Press/Media: Research

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A systematic review of international trials of baby formula suggests the findings were not reliable, and the studies may even have discouraged the women taking part from continuing to breastfeed.

Journal/conference: BMJ

Link to research (DOI): 10.1136/bmj.n2202

Organisation/s: Macquarie University, The University of Sydney

Funder: Imperial Health Charity, grant FA1920_05.
Period15 Oct 2021

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  • TitleFormula milk trials may not be reliable
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAustralia scimex
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date15/10/21
    DescriptionA systematic review of international trials of baby formula suggests the findings were not reliable, and the studies may even have discouraged the women taking part from continuing to breastfeed.
    The paper, led by Drs Bartosz Helfer and Robert Boyle at Imperial College London was pubished earlier this week in the British Medical Journal.

    Dr Zhaoli Joy Dai-Keller is an epidemiologist at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University and the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney, where she specialises in chronic disease prevention and management. She is part of the Australian research team for the paper, contributing to the study design and critically reviewing the evidence.
    Producer/AuthorMacquarie University and University of Sydney
    URLhttps://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/formula-milk-trials-not-reliable,-study-finds
    PersonsJoy Dai-Keller