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J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Mar;42(3):329-30.

Usefulness of an assessment score to predict early stopping of exclusive breast-feeding.

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NICU-Ospedale Maggiore, CI Mangiagalli-IRCCS-University of Milan, Milan, Italy. maria.gianni@unimi.it

Abstract

Exclusive breast-feeding is recommended during the first 6 months of life. Use of simple indicators to predict early stopping of exclusive breast-feeding may be desirable in clinical practice. A breast-feeding assessment evaluated at discharge and including maternal age, previous breast-feeding experience, latching difficulty, and breast-feeding interval could be useful.

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