Breastfeeding: benefits and implications. Part two.

@article{Thompson2005BreastfeedingBA,
  title={Breastfeeding: benefits and implications. Part two.},
  author={June M. Thompson},
  journal={Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={78 6},
  pages={
          218-9
        }
}
  • June M. Thompson
  • Published in
    Community practitioner : the journal of the…
    2005
Recent guidelines from the Department of Health recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months (26 weeks) of an infant's life with the late introduction of solids being cited as protective against the development of asthma, eczema and atopy. However, it has been suggested that national and international recommendations for the age of introducing solid foods (weaning) are founded on insufficient evidence. In part two of her update, June Thompson looks at the conflicting literature… CONTINUE READING

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