Policy on Breast-feeding

December 2004
Pediatric Dentistry;Reference Manual 2004-2005, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p151
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the breast-feeding and the use of human milk. Breast-feeding is the ideal method of feeding and nurturing infants. Breast-feeding ensures the best possible health as well as the best development and psychosocial outcomes for the infant. Epidemiological research shows that human milk and breast-feeding of infants provide advantages with regard to general health, growth and development while significantly decreasing risk for a large number of acute and chronic diseases. The article stresses the need for further scientific research regarding the effects of breast-feeding and the consumption of human milk on dentofacial growth and oral health.


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