Breastfeeding and hospital infant feeding practices in Newfoundland, 20 years on: more work to do.

Abstract

Numerous studies have documented the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby.1,2 Professional organizations, therefore, widely recommend exclusive breastfeeding until the age of six months, and continued breastfeeding up to 12 months and beyond as optimal infant nutrition.3-7 Yet breastfeeding rates around the world fall alarmingly short of these… (More)

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