Early Initiation of Breastfeeding: the Key to Survival and Beyond
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Early initiation of breastfeeding has benefits for survival and beyond. Breastfeeding promotes child survival, health, brain and motor development. While breastfeeding has lifelong benefits for both the mother and child, the risks of not breastfeeding are particularly pronounced early in life. Early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life prevent neonatal and infant deaths largely by reducing the risk of infectious diseases.
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