TITLE

Optimal duration of exclusive breast feeding in low income countries

AUTHOR(S)
Black, Robert E.; Victora, Cesar G.
PUB. DATE
November 2002
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/30/2002, Vol. 325 Issue 7375, p1252
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the recommendation duration for breast feeding by women in low income countries. Guideline from the World Health Organization for the first six months of life; Importance of breast feeding in low income populations; Studies that support this recommendation; Adequacy of exclusive breast feeding in regard to the infant's intake of iron and zinc; Transmission of HIV through breast milk; Possibility of a global recommendation for the duration of breast feeding.
ACCESSION #
8614669

 

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