Breast milk "constantly" adapts according to the needs of a baby, one commentator has noted.

Sarah Montagu, administration secretary for the UK's Association of Radical Midwives, said formula milk is not as good for a child as breast milk.

Human milk, she said, is adapted to "the specific needs of our nature, which is different to a cow".

However, Ms Montagu added that women need to be given enough information to make an informed choice, adding that they should then be supported, whatever they decide.


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