Breast still best
• The 'Time' magazine cover showing a child standing on a chair to breast-feed is only remarkable because Ireland now has the lowest rate of breast-feeding in Europe.
Only half of mothers leave Irish maternity hospitals exclusively breast-feeding their babies -- it's 93pc in Austria. Extended breast-feeding is rare in Ireland.
This is a great loss for mothers as well as babies. Breastfeeding cuts the mother's risk of breast cancer.