Early additional food and fluids for healthy breastfed full-term infants.

  title={Early additional food and fluids for healthy breastfed full-term infants.},
  author={Genevieve E Becker and Sharon Remmington and Tracey Remmington},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Widespread recommendations from health organisations encourage exclusive breastfeeding for six months. However the addition of other fluids or foods before six months is common practice in many countries and communities. This practice suggests perceived benefits of early supplementation or lack of awareness of the possible risks. OBJECTIVES To assess the benefits and harms of supplementation for full-term healthy breastfed infants and to examine the timing and type of… CONTINUE READING


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