Effect of dummies and cupfeeding on breastfeeding Effect of dummies and cupfeeding on breastfeeding
(Thursday, 17th April 2003)
Cupfeeding has no advantages over bottle feeding (REF: Pediatrics)
US researchers, writing in Pediatrics, report the results of a randomised trial which investigated the effect of both dummy (pacifier) use and supplemental formula feeding by cup or bottle on the duration of breastfeeding. They found that supplemental feeding, regardless of whether given by cup or bottle, had a detrimental effect on the length of breastfeeding.