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BBC News – Breastfed babies ‘are more cranky and cry more’

New mums should be advised that it is normal for their baby to cry more if they are breastfed, say experts.

The Medical Research Council team says this irritability is natural, and although formula-fed babies may appear more content and be easier to pacify, breast is still best.

If parents have more realistic expectations more may stick with breastfeeding, they hope.

Most UK mums try to breastfeed. Within months the rate drops to a third.

The Department of Health recommends that mothers exclusively breastfeed for the first six months after birth.

via BBC News – Breastfed babies ‘are more cranky and cry more’.

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