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GPs urged to advise on breast-feeding

Dr Morag Martindale is urging GPs to take an evidence-based approach to helping new mothers overcome breast-feeding problems. Her survey of 300 Tayside GPs found a large majority preferred to refer to midwives rather than deal with the issue themselves.

Dr Martindale, a GP in Blairgowrie, told a Government-backed conference on breast-feeding last week: 'Infant feeding is not a high priority for GPs and there is a lack of training opportunities.'

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