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Baby-Friendly Hospital Practices and Meeting Exclusive Breastfeeding Intention
OBJECTIVE: To describe mothers’ exclusive breastfeeding intentions and whether Baby-Friendly hospital practices are associated with achieving these intentions. METHODS: In the 2005–2007 InfantExpand
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Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Suspected E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use Associated Lung Injury — United States, October 2019
CDC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and public health and clinical partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with the useExpand
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Reasons for Earlier Than Desired Cessation of Breastfeeding
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and factors associated with not meeting desired breastfeeding duration. METHODS: Data were analyzed from 1177 mothers aged ≥18 years who responded to monthlyExpand
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Racial and Geographic Differences in Breastfeeding — United States, 2011–2015
Breastfeeding provides numerous health benefits for infants and mothers alike. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for approximately the first 6 months of life andExpand
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Adherence to Vitamin D Recommendations Among US Infants
OBJECTIVES: In November 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) doubled the recommended daily intake of vitamin D for infants and children, from 200 IU/day (2003 recommendation) to 400 IU/day.Expand
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Progress in Increasing Breastfeeding and Reducing Racial/Ethnic Differences — United States, 2000–2008 Births
The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes breastfeeding and human milk as the "normative standards for infant feeding." Given the documented health benefits, the Academy recommends exclusiveExpand
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Breastfeeding Duration Is Associated With Child Diet at 6 Years
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Breastfeeding has been associated with early infant food preferences, but less is known about how breastfeeding is associated with later child diet. The objective of thisExpand
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Some subgroups of reproductive age women in the United States may be at risk for iodine deficiency.
Consuming an adequate amount of iodine during pregnancy is critical for fetal neurologic development. Even a mild deficiency can impair cognitive ability. Important sources of iodine in the UnitedExpand
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Maternity Leave Duration and Full-time/Part-time Work Status Are Associated with US Mothers’ Ability to Meet Breastfeeding Intentions
Background: Breastfeeding provides numerous health benefits for infants and mothers; however, many infants are not breastfed as long as recommended or desired by mothers. Maternal employment isExpand
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Comparison of population iodine estimates from 24-hour urine and timed-spot urine samples.
BACKGROUND Median urine iodine concentration (UIC; μg/L) in spot urine samples is recommended for monitoring population iodine status. Other common measures are iodine:creatinine ratio (I/Cr; μg/g)Expand
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