Drinking-water quality, sanitation, and breast-feeding: their interactive effects on infant health.

  title={Drinking-water quality, sanitation, and breast-feeding: their interactive effects on infant health.},
  author={J Vanderslice and B Popkin and J V Briscoe},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={72 4},
The promotion of proper infant feeding practices and the improvement of environmental sanitation have been two important strategies in the effort to reduce diarrhoeal morbidity among infants. Breast-feeding protects infants by decreasing their exposure to water- and foodborne pathogens and by improving their resistance to infection; good sanitation isolates faecal material from the human environment, reducing exposures to enteric pathogens. Taken together, breast-feeding and good sanitation… CONTINUE READING


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