Mothers should breast feed for at least a yearBMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7121.1485f (Published 06 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1485
- Charles-Gene McDaniel
Mothers should breast feed for at least the first year of an infant's life because of the health benefits for both baby and mother, says the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In a new policy statement, published in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics, the academy said that studies conducted in industrialised countries have shown that breast feeding can …
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