Starting Breast-feeding Soon After Birth Lowers Infants' Risk of Neonatal Death

London, S.
June 2006
International Family Planning Perspectives;Jun2006, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p102
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study related to the impact of breastfeeding on the risk of neonatal death in rural Ghana. It discovered that infants who are delayed in breast-feeding have greater risk in dying before reaching four weeks of age. Results showed that the number of neonatal deaths in infants who were breastfed after the first day of life were higher compared to those who began breastfeeding within 24 hours of birth.


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