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Long-Term effects of breastfeeding

World Health Organization (WHO) | December, 01 , 2013
Bernardo L. Horta, Cesar G. Victora | Download (0)
Breastfeeding has well-established short-term benefits, particularly the reduction of morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases in childhood. A pooled analysis of studies carried out in middle low income countries showed that breastfeeding substantially lowers the risk of death from infectious diseases in the first two years of life.

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