Breastfeeding, the golden ratio, and rational approximation

Gil Kalai’s blog featured a guest post the other day about breastfeeding twins.

7 thoughts on “Breastfeeding, the golden ratio, and rational approximation

  1. Interesting. I always think of phi as being the irrational number whose rational approximations are the most beautiful, since it is the value of the continued fraction, [1, 1, 1, 1, …]. I’ll have to work through the details of Hurwitz’s theorem.

  2. I breastfed my boy-girl twins until they are 14 months old, always one right after the other, rational a/b :)

  3. I have breastfed my twins since birth a year ago, and I am quite glad that I haven’t encountered this scenario frequently.

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