Breast-feeding: helping to reduce the severity of diarrhoea. Protection, energy and nutrients
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Leonardo Mats considers the unique role of breastfeeding in child health and survival, and possible interventions to promote it in areas where bottle-feeding is common. The exceptional properties of human milk are the: numerous powerful substances in human colostrum and milk which protect against infectious diseases; unique biochemical properties which assure the best combination of energy and nutrients for the growing child; remarkable behavioural interactions of mother and child which arise from breastfeeding; significantly lower cost when compared to any other form of infant substitute feeding.
contribución a publicación periódica -- Universidad de Costa Rica, Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud. 1984
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