Effect of breastfeeding on infant and child mortality due to infectious diseases in less developed countries: a pooled analysis

@article{Mortality2000EffectOB,
  title={Effect of breastfeeding on infant and child mortality due to infectious diseases in less developed countries: a pooled analysis},
  author={Who Collaborative Study Team on the Role of Breastfeed Mortality},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={355},
  pages={451-455}
}
BACKGROUND The debate on breastfeeding in areas of high HIV prevalence has led to the development of simulation models that attempt to assess the risks and benefits associated with breastfeeding. An essential element of these simulations is the extent to which breastfeeding protects against infant and child mortality; however, few studies are available on this topic. We did a pooled analysis of studies that assessed the effect of not breastfeeding on the risk of death due to infectious diseases… Expand
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