oa Professional Nursing Today - Breastfeeding : part 1 : primary healthcare

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Extensive research, especially in recent years, documents diverse and compelling advantages to infants, mothers, families, and society from breastfeeding (BF) and the use of breast milk (BM). These include health, nutritional, immunology, developmental, psychological, social, economic, and environmental benefits. The HIV-exposed infant may, however, contract HIV through breastfeeding. This article provides the primary care nurse with a fact sheet on breast feeding for quick reference.

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