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Breast Feeding

Breast Feeding: Introduction

Breast Feeding: More than two decades of research have established that breast milk is the best or most complete form of nutrition for infants and that it protects ... more about Breast Feeding.

Breast Feeding: Nursing an infant with breast milk. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Breast Feeding is available below.

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Breast Feeding: Complications

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Causes of Breast Feeding

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Disease Topics Related To Breast Feeding

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Breast Feeding: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Breast Feeding: Rare Types

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Article Excerpts about Breast Feeding

More than two decades of research have established that breast milk is the best or most complete form of nutrition for infants and that it protects infants from a wide array of infectious and noninfectious diseases. Some of these include diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, otitis media or ear infection, pneumonia, urinary infection, necrotizing enterocolitis (damage to the intestine and colon), and invasive bacterial infection. Breastfed infants, compared with formula-fed infants, also seem to have stronger immune systems to fight infection, resulting in lower rates of chronic childhood diseases, such as diabetes, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, childhood cancer, and allergies and asthma. As a result, breastfed babies have lower rates of hospital admissions. Some studies also suggest that the type of fatty acids available in breast milk enhances brain growth and development in infants, giving them earlier visual acuity and cognitive function. (Source: excerpt from Breastfeeding: NWHIC)

Definitions of Breast Feeding:

The nursing of an infant at the mother's breast. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Nourishing at the breast - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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