Role of prolonged breast feeding in infant growth.

  title={Role of prolonged breast feeding in infant growth.},
  author={Ulla M. Saarinen and Martti A. Siimes},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={68 2},
The growth of 238 healthy full-term infants was followed under a carefully monitored nutritional protocol during the first year of life. The infants were weaned at different ages either to a proprietary infant milk formula or to a home-prepared cow's milk formula. Solid foods were introduced at 3.5 months of age. The 56 infants who were breast-fed for a period of at least 6 months were compared to infants weaned prior to one month of age to one of the two milk regimens. In the breast-fed… CONTINUE READING