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breastfeed

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breast-feed

(brĕst′fēd′)
v. breast·fed (-fĕd′), breast·feeding, breast·feeds
v.tr.
To feed (a baby) mother's milk from the breast; suckle.
v.intr.
To breastfeed a baby.
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The results showed that 68 % of mothers breastfed their infants, while 32 % did not.
This percentage is slightly higher than a study where 86% of the women breastfed their child.
This study revealed more factors that contributed to successful breastfeeding of twins than reasons mothers discontinued breastfeeding, as the three participants breastfed for significant periods.
Currently the recommendations from the global strategy for infant and young child feeding, developed by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, is that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life.
Infants who were breastfed at the first health visitor visit were significantly more likely to be fed infant formula at the second visit if their health visitors had received no breastfeeding training in the previous two years (Tappin et al, 2006).
Based on this, children were assigned to one of nine categories: never breastfed and eight categories representing zero to seven or more months of being breastfed exclusively (BFE).
Breastfeeding initiation was assessed by asking, "Was [the child] ever breastfed or fed breast milk?
A number of studies show that the prevalence of overweight in childhood is lower in children (3 to 6 years of age) who were breastfed compared to children who were never breastfed.
2) Infants who are not exclusively breastfed for the first six months are more likely to suffer from gastroenteritis, respiratory infections, otitis media, urinary tract infections, necrotising enterocolitis, atopic disease in families where there is a history of this, and diabetes mellitus.
We are all mums ourselves who have breastfed, and have all had different experiences, so we can reassure others and talk them through how to breastfeed successfully.