Benefits and Risks of Breastfeeding

Armond S. Goldman, Judy M. Hopkinson, David K. Rassin

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Abstract

In the absence of significant, unpreventable risks, breastfeeding should be the norm for the nourishment of human infants and should, therefore, be encouraged for populations in all countries. Continued efforts of international and national agencies and healthcare professionals to aid and abet breastfeeding, reduce the risks that occur in some women during breastfeeding, provide the safest substitutes for human milk when that is necessary, and encourage further research into the posed questions should considerably improve the health of many children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-304
Number of pages30
JournalAdvances in pediatrics
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 17 2007

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Goldman, A. S., Hopkinson, J. M., & Rassin, D. K. (2007). Benefits and Risks of Breastfeeding. Advances in pediatrics, 54(1), 275-304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yapd.2007.03.014