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

This study finds that once environmental factors have been considered, breastfeeding has little benefit.... http://t.co/diM3Sqph1G

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

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

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

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

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

.@mysticalbeast @cgcolen the paper is here if you're interested http://t.co/asppqfyRmZ #breastfeeding

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

Étude américaine sur les effets à long terme de l'#allaitement. #fratrie #sociodémo #sociologie http://t.co/b3JOJiUBxQ

Estimating the Effects of #Breastfeeding in US - Using Sibling Comparisons http://t.co/b3JOJiUBxQ cc @sociomama

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

@MelinaEleanore ken je @ashatenbroeke al? Haar bvpaperbespreking is boeiend: 'Is Breast Truly Best?' http://t.co/nbjV2bpAJV #bvpaper

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

#Breastfeeding on Long-term Child Health and Wellbeing in the United States Using Sibling Comparisons http://t.co/JKRJZSLw8J

Study shows breast does = bottle for child wellbeing. Good design for selection effects:between subject/within family http://t.co/72P1qSvvdA

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

Twitter, je cherche à accéder à cet article : http://t.co/tQIPQYmzvC #Allaitement #Recherche "is breast truly the best?" Qqn peut-il aider ?

Is Breast Truly Best? Effects of Breastfeeding on Long-term Child Health & Wellbeing Using Sibling Comparisons http://t.co/O3jf2AzBTb

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

Is Breast Really Best? new study makes use of sibling comparisons, raises questions about public health goals http://t.co/YUctvDoh6D

Ny forskning;Is Breast Truly Best?Estimating the Effects of Breastfeeding on Longterm Child Health,Sibling Comparison http://t.co/JgXkpflFqz

Hier is het borstvoedingonderzoek zelf. http://t.co/B0bA82GNTP Ging niet om ´kijk eens wie er wint´.

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

Is Breast Truly Best? Effects of Breastfeeding on Long-term Child Health & Wellbeing Using Sibling Comparisons http://t.co/O3jf2AzBTb

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

Anyone have access to this http://t.co/2E1yiRaIWg to clarify whether authors differentiated by length of breastfeeding? @pash22

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

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