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Delayed breastfeeding initiation increases risk of neonatal mortality.

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BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding promotion is a key child survival strategy. Although there is an extensive scientific basis for its impact on postneonatal mortality, evidence is sparse for its impact on neonatal mortality. OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess the contribution of the timing of initiation of breastfeeding to any impact. METHODS: This study took advantage of the 4-weekly surveillance system from a large ongoing maternal vitamin A supplementation trial in rural Ghana involving all women of...

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10.1542/peds.2005-1496

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NPEU
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Journal:
Pediatrics
Volume:
117
Issue:
3
Pages:
e380-e386
Publication date:
2006-03-05
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EISSN:
1098-4275
ISSN:
0031-4005
URN:
uuid:e0fe8092-756b-458f-b5db-10c7bfd02bc1
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484115
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pubs:484115

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