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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;60(1):31-48. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.09.010. Epub 2012 Nov 3.

Breastfeeding and health outcomes for the mother-infant dyad.

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  • 1Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.

Abstract

Worldwide, breastfeeding saves the lives of infants and reduces their disease burden. Breastfeeding also reduces the disease burden for mothers. This article examines who chooses to breastfeed and for how long in the United States. It also reviews the latest evidence about the consequences of breastfeeding for the health of the infant and mother. This review provides support for current national and international recommendations that support breastfeeding.

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PMC3508512
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