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Med Wieku Rozwoj. 2000;4(3 Suppl 1):7-14.

[Breastfeeding as a vital factor in child health].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Zaklad Promocji Karmienia Piersia, Instytut Matki i Dziecka, ul. Kasprzaka 17a, 01-211 Warszawa, Polska. breastfeed@imid.med.pl

Abstract

Mother's milk is the only adequate nutrition for infants. In the recent years the extensive research documents the numerous advantages of breastfeeding. Especially important is exclusive mothers' milk feeding for infants in the first six months of life. The results of biological and epidemiological studies concerning protective effects of breastfeeding against acute and chronic diseases of early and later childhood were presented. Further needs of breastfeeding promotion in Poland based on the research conducted in the last years, were stressed.

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