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Health Status Outcomes for Breastfeeding (Ever)

Health Status Outcomes

Breastfeeding promotes optimal health status for infants and mothers, and may provide long-term health benefits as well (for the infant, breastfeeding protects against obesity, diabetes, Crohn's disease, promotes positive oral health; for the mother, breastfeeding protects against anemia, overweight, breast cancer, and osteoporosis).

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Content updated: Fri, 26 May 2017 10:19:43 MDT