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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:688

Breast feeding could save lives: Breast feeding could save the lives of 1.5 million of the 12 million children under 5 who die each year, according to findings presented to the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Children who are not breast fed tend to have weaker immune systems …

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