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Human milk and breast feeding: an update on the state of the art

Human milk and breast feeding: an update on the state of the art

Pediatric Research 16(4 Pt 1): 266-271

In this review, existing information about infant nutrition and immunobiological aspects of human milk which may influence the choice of breast as opposed to bottle feeding of infants in different parts of the world, is presented. Topics considered are, nutritional and other requirements of neonates; composition of human milk; comparison of human milk with cows' milk and prepared formula products; beneficial effects of breast feeding; and limitations of breast feeding.

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DOI: 10.1203/00006450-198204000-00003

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