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Title Human Breast Milk
Description Human Breast Milk. The Best Food For Human Babies For The First 4 6 Months Of Life
Creation Date 01 May 1999
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
The rapidly growing and developing infant has high nutrient and energy requirements during the first five months of life. Breast milk is recognised as the best source of nourishment for babies during this phase and this is endorsed by a COMA report. The evidence for this will be discussed, as currently there is an undesirably low rate of breastfeeding. Trends reveal that of the 63% of mothers who did actually start to breast-feed, 39% had already stopped after 6 weeks
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