The optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding

A systematic review

Michael S. Kramer, Risuka Kakuma

Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Number of pages: 47
Publication date: 2001
Languages: English
ISBN: WHO/NHD/01.08, WHO/FCH/CAH/01.23



The primary objective of this review was to assess the effect on child health, growth and development, and on maternal health of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months vs exclusive breastfeeding for 3-4 months with mixed breastfeeding thereafter through 6 months. This document includes information on the methodology, main results and conclusions of the reviewers.

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