April 2004
New Harvard Guide to Women's Health;2004, p117
Discusses the health benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and baby. Reasons why breastfeeding is a good choice for most mothers; Accomplishment of breastfeeding with a premature infant; Details on how a woman can know that her baby is getting enough milk.


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