Re: Early limited formula (ELF) study
Those are some pretty striking statistics. But I think if it's a matter of making mothers feel more comfortable (ie a psychological benefit to the mother rather than a physiological benefit to the child) then having supportive doctors and nurses reassure her that the weight loss is normal and that she IS making enough milk should have a similar effect.
I definitely think it has the potential to be misused/overused. Slippery slope indeed. I have very little confidence that the majority of pediatricians would use this technique appropriately.
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