Amamentação: um dilema a ser vencido!

De Souza Vargas, Vagner
January 2011
Enfermagem Brasil;jan/fev2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p55
Academic Journal
Although the breastfeeding benefits are widely published and scientifically confirmed around the world, we observe some others who do not breastfeed their children. Several studies in Brazil and abroad have shown that the prevalence of exclusivebreastfeeding up to the sixth month of life is still low. On the other hand, other studies show many biological advantages for breastfeeding. However, maybe we need to investigate new factors, to delineate realities focusing on other variables which are not yet investigated. Therefore, it might be possibly, that the reasons for the low rates of breastfeeding could be related to variables not susceptible to numeric calculations, in the first instance.


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