Hendricks, Kristy M.; Duggan, Christopher; Fulhan, Jill
July 2005
Manual of Pediatric Nutrition (4th Edition);2005, p101
Book Chapter
Chapter 6 of the book "Manual of Pediatric Nutrition," fourth edition is presented. It explores the importance of breastfeeding as the optimal choice of feeding for the newborn infant. It highlights World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation that infants should receive breasmilk exclusively through the first six months of life. It emphasizes the need of the health care professionals to provide support and guidance to mothers to continue breastfeeding their babies.


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