Infant Nutrition - Breastfeeding

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues


For healthy term infants, Dietary Guidelines consistently recommend exclusive breastfeeding for about the first six months of life.
Observational data comparing infants with a history of breastfeeding (ever having been breastfed) to infants never having been breastfed identifies that for healthy term infants, breastfeeding is associated with a reduced risk of: acute otitis media (ear infections), non-specific gastroenteritis and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). A
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Last Updated: 2017-06-16