Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Second edition

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780192622334
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723643 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses the importance of breastfeeding. Topics covered include types of breastfeeding (exclusive, partial, token breastfeeding), the dangers of partial breastfeeding, why breast milk is perfect for babies, how breast milk varies, how breast milk is produced, how a baby suckles, and starting breastfeeding. It does not give the latest recommendations for feeding babies exposed to HIV.

Keywords: mothers; babies; food; nutrition; breast milk; partial breastfeeding

Chapter.  16649 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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