Gourley et al1 are to be commended for bringing to light so clearly what physicians familiar with breastfeeding have been aware of for many years. That is, in the initial week of life there is no statistically significant difference in levels of physiologic jaundice between infants given standard infant formula and those who are breastfeeding effectively.2
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