The Benefits of Breastfeeding Essay by Master Researcher

The Benefits of Breastfeeding
A discussion on the benefits of breastfeeding for a mother and child, according to the WHO and the UN.
# 87246 | 1,350 words | 6 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Women Studies (Culture)

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This paper discusses the position of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN), in relation to breastfeeding. The paper discusses the physical and psychosocial benefits for both the mother and child, of prolonged breastfeeding. It then discusses the promotion and support for mothers with new babies.

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"Literature Review Table will follow separately INTRODUCTION Many health organizations recommend a prolonged duration of breastfeeding. Both the World Health Organization and the United Nations maintain that breastfeeding causes physical and psychosocial benefits for the mother and child. Promotion and support for breastfeeding have become national public health priorities recently. "The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, continuing to 1 year or beyond" (Taveras et al., 2003, p. 108)."

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