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Pediatr Res. 1995 Feb;37(2):239-43.

For how long is exclusive breast-feeding adequate to satisfy the dietary energy needs of the average young baby?

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Medical Research Council Dunn Nutrition Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom.


This review is based on a lecture given in connection with the 1994 Nutricia Foundation Award. It describes how recent research findings in infant dietary energy requirements have provided a firm quantitative basis for the widely quoted pediatric view that exclusive breast-feeding should provide sufficient nourishment for the average child until 4-6 mo of age.

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