Infant Nutrition - Breastfeeding

Summary of Recommendations and Evidence


 
[A] The following conclusions are supported by good evidence:

Observational data comparing women with a history of breastfeeding (ever having breastfed) to those never having breastfed identified an association of breastfeeding with reduced risk of maternal breast cancer.


To prevent hemorrhagic disease of the newborn, it is recommended that all infants receive vitamin K1 as a single intramuscular injection (0.5 mg if birth weight is ≤1500 g; 1.0 mg if birth weight is >1500 g) within the

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