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Expatriate Healthcare News: Parents of newborns 'should breastfeed'

Overseas expatriate health insurance customers with newborn babies should endeavour to feed their child breast milk whenever possible.

This is the view of holistic nutritionist and television presenter Gillian McKeith, who noted that while alternatives are available, breast milk "is by far the best option" in most cases.

She described it as "the perfect food for babies", despite the fact that new research from Kings College has dispelled the common belief that breast milk helps prevent eczema in children, after a study of over 51,000 children found no link between the two.

McKeith noted there can be "a small number of cases" when it is not possible to breastfeed and suggested goat's milk formulas may be a viable alternative in such instances.

Parents with expatriate healthcare insurance should also monitor the amount of sugary foods their child consumes, after Dr Nigel Carter of the British Dental Health Federation warned kids can easily develop a sweet tooth.

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