Women's Health - Lactation

Background

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Lactation/Breastfeeding Background 

 
Importance of Topic to Practice
For healthy term infants, national dietary guidelines consistently recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced. This recommendation is based on improved infant and maternal health outcomes related to breastfeeding reported in the literature. However, there are major methodological issues that have been identified in the literature related to the quality of the data,
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