Infant Nutrition - Breastfeeding

Summary of Recommendations and Evidence


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

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 first six hours after birth.

[B] The following conclusions are supported by fair evidence:

Exclusive breastfeeding for ≥3 months compared to <3 months in healthy term infants is associated with a reduced risk of
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