Is Breast Truly Best? Estimating the Effects of Breastfeeding on Long-term Child Health and Wellbeing in the United States Using Sibling Comparisons
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A new study comparing siblings who were fed differently during infancy suggests that breast-feeding might be no more beneficial ..

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We overschatten de voordelen van borstvoeding. Baby's die flesvoeding drinken, zijn op lange termijn niet dikker, dommer of hype ..

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Breast feeding may not be all that much better than bottle feeding says a new research study that has been released this week. I ..

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The breastfeeding craze may be over-hyped. A new study suggests long-term benefits such as higher IQ may have been overstated. ..

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Breast-feeding babies may not actually have the wide-ranging long term health outcomes we think it does, according to new resear ..

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While experts have been advising women that breast is best when it comes to feeding their newborn, a new study suggests that the ..

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Studies and research alike have found benefits from breast-feeding. Some have disputed them, but here are 10 of those benefits f ..

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I had a perfectly lovely time giving birth. Or, I guess, as lovely a time as a person can have while pushing out a 9-pound baby ..

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For some women, breast is best is painful, miserable - or simply not possible Continue reading... ..

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On Thursday en route to Denver to hang out with some super awesome peeps during their Lactation Project Program Retreat, the new ..

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Estimating the Effects of Breastfeeding on Long-term Child Health and Wellbeing Using Sibling Comparisons http://t.co/21VzfZ26lu

New sibling study out... probably the closest thing we can get to a "controlled, randomized" experiment when it... http://t.co/FH9AD9e516

Breast is best? Separating correlation from causation vis a vis academics, BMI, hyperactivity etc --> maybe not: http://t.co/yIzb3cXDkQ

Cynthia Colen (Alumna) Is Breast Truly Best? Estimating the Effects of #Breastfeeding on Long-term #ChildHealth &... http://t.co/LVCiSX5ogX

Moms, formula = imitation of what u already have!! MT @RWJFHSS Is Breast Truly Best? http://t.co/Bj8U3OFYdf #Breastfeeding #ChildHealth

Maybe this will stem the "sanctimommies" re: breast feeding. http://t.co/E6ZRReK07E

Interesting - the effects of breastfeeding on key outcomes are dramatically attenuated when comparing siblings: http://t.co/L6ANlZqLln

"Our results suggest that typical estimates of the impact of breastfeeding on child wellbeing may be overstated." http://t.co/fjaorY2VIT

Interesting - the effects of breastfeeding on key outcomes are dramatically attenuated when comparing siblings: http://t.co/L6ANlZqLln

.@KJDellAntonia One more breast-feeding study. http://t.co/mQ36RW1SL7 Maybe you can expense the $36 it would take to read the full piece?

Effect of breastfeeding on child health may be due to selection effects: http://t.co/2plImpCQAq

RT @sociomama: Effect of #breastfeeding on child health may be due to selection effects: http://t.co/3jwCMe6nvQ

Amerikaans sibling onderzoek nuanceert lange termijn gezondheidseffecten van borstvoeding http://t.co/W4z8lDl3jx

It turns out breast feeding may just be correlation and not causation for better health/development outcomes. http://t.co/757blqfNrb

Shorter: if you convince affluent & educated people something is healthy, it soon ends up correlated with health. http://t.co/SJxlWXE0kr

Shorter: if you convince affluent & educated people something is healthy, it soon ends up correlated with health. http://t.co/SJxlWXE0kr

Shorter: if you convince affluent & educated people something is healthy, it soon ends up correlated with health. http://t.co/SJxlWXE0kr

Shorter: if you convince affluent & educated people something is healthy, it soon ends up correlated with health. http://t.co/SJxlWXE0kr

Shorter: if you convince affluent & educated people something is healthy, it soon ends up correlated with health. http://t.co/SJxlWXE0kr

Shorter: if you convince affluent & educated people something is healthy, it soon ends up correlated with health. http://t.co/SJxlWXE0kr

Shorter: if you convince affluent & educated people something is healthy, it soon ends up correlated with health. http://t.co/SJxlWXE0kr

Shorter: if you convince affluent & educated people something is healthy, it soon ends up correlated with health. http://t.co/SJxlWXE0kr

Shorter: if you convince affluent & educated people something is healthy, it soon ends up correlated with health. http://t.co/SJxlWXE0kr

Shorter: if you convince affluent & educated people something is healthy, it soon ends up correlated with health. http://t.co/SJxlWXE0kr

Shorter: if you convince affluent & educated people something is healthy, it soon ends up correlated with health. http://t.co/SJxlWXE0kr

"Breast is still best" says article in @socscimed though perhaps not as good as we thought http://t.co/Yn7RMbNGxp #microbiome #breastfeeding

Dit is de paper: 'Is Breast Truly Best?' door Cynthia G. Colen en David M. Ramey van Ohio State University http://t.co/4LqeE8QwDf #bvpaper

Dit is de paper: 'Is Breast Truly Best?' door Cynthia G. Colen en David M. Ramey van Ohio State University http://t.co/4LqeE8QwDf #bvpaper

MT @DakotaPeacock12: "Breast is still best" says article in @socscimed though perhaps not as good as we thought http://t.co/eo2TuYutub

'Is Borstvoeding Echt het Beste?' @ashatenbroeke besprak kern van dit artikel via twitter #bvpaper http://t.co/HBRvF29dKF

'Is Borstvoeding Echt het Beste?' @ashatenbroeke besprak kern van dit artikel via twitter #bvpaper http://t.co/HBRvF29dKF

"Is Breast Truly Best?" For the new study published in Social Science and Medicine - http://t.co/MZMdkfBYKg

Focus on social and economic realities, not just individual #breastfeeding behaviour change http://t.co/8qQKW2YFO0 @socscimed

Cette semaine aux @Anneeslumiere un reportage sur les effets à long terme de l'#allaitement - La recherche http://t.co/b3JOJiUBxQ

With sibling controls in NLSY breast no longer seems best http://t.co/uBlA2DU5CI #kindajealousIdidntthinkofthat

@wichor Sorry dat ik je in t weekend stoor. Kan dit artikel thuis niet openen. Kun jij helpen? http://t.co/97KAqiCP8v

Is breast-feeding really better? Study of siblings suggests benefits may be overstated. http://t.co/Ndy2VOXtTp http://t.co/INXZd3Upze

Provacative study regarding breast feeding. Estimating the Effects of Breastfeeding on Long-term Child Health... http://t.co/l0HTSdnPCl

Is Breast Truly Best? Estimating the Effects of Breastfeeding on Long-term Child Health http://t.co/uOSmuxSEO6

Is Breast Truly Best?Controversial report ...http://t.co/e14hdRVpvQ …any #BreastFeedingOpinions My opinion #BreastMilkIsBest #LiquidGold

Is Breast Truly Best?Controversial report ...http://t.co/e14hdRVpvQ I am not convinced by this article the study is flawed #breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is over-rated (many apparent benefits due to confounders), says this US study. http://t.co/JFfWDyOFGq

Breastfeeding is over-rated (many apparent benefits due to confounders), says this US study. http://t.co/JFfWDyOFGq

Breastfeeding is over-rated (many apparent benefits due to confounders), says this US study. http://t.co/JFfWDyOFGq

“@trishgreenhalgh: #Breastfeeding is over-rated (many apparent benefits due to confounders), says this US study. http://t.co/784O3YJOUt”

Breastfeeding is over-rated (many apparent benefits due to confounders), says this US study. http://t.co/JFfWDyOFGq

Breastfeeding is over-rated (many apparent benefits due to confounders), says this US study. http://t.co/JFfWDyOFGq

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

RT @Neuro_Skeptic: The benefits of breastfeeding may been overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds http://t.co/QbR2jemWFO

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

The benefits of breastfeeding may have been "dramatically" overestimated by studies that don't control for confounds: http://t.co/CVejqavM02

Is #breast best? Sociodemographics may account more for long-term benefits than #beastfeeding itself http://t.co/ctpqo9kGhb @PublicHealth

No long-term benefits of #breastfeeding for #kids http://t.co/qZBBxgu8en (but still short-term & maternal benefits) @PublicHealth

Este artículo no presenta objeciones a la recomendación de lactancia materna sin embargo puede tranquilizar a... http://t.co/gbdDdnJMhz

Could we have been wrong about the health benefits of breastfeeding? http://t.co/f0XCjIW2xU

Could we have been wrong about the health benefits of breastfeeding? http://t.co/f0XCjIW2xU

Could we have been wrong about the health benefits of breastfeeding? http://t.co/f0XCjIW2xU

Effect of breastfeeding on long-term child health and wellbeing questioned - ScienceDirect http://t.co/sXlJqoTi9X

@alisonphipps looks interesting paper with sibling comparisons of feeding http://t.co/G4AcLtBI2I both mine have eczema tho fed differently!

There are many reasons to support breastfeeding, but bio-medical claims fail when detached from social contexts http://t.co/umXwjWkgVX

Is Breast Truly Best? Effects of Breastfeeding on Long-term Child Health and Wellbeing in the US http://t.co/vgZvOlVUhH #OA @socscimed

Kā barošana ar krūti ietekmē bērna veselību un labklājību ilgtermiņā? Interesanti atklājumi http://t.co/Q9nCWFipZ9

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