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Benefits of Breastfeeding
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Danone Nutricia academy

Breastfeeding provides infants with the best nutritional and emotional start for their lives. The WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and continued breastfeeding for two years or more together with introduction of nutritionally-adequate and safe complementary (solid) foods at 6 months.1,2


  • 1 Horta, B.L. et al. (2013). Long-term effects of breastfeeding: a systematic review. World Health Organization
  • 2 Duijts, L., Jaddoe, V. W., Hofman, A., & Moll, H. A. (2010). Prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding reduces the risk of infectious diseases in infancy. Pediatrics, 126(1), e18-e25
  • 3 Albrecht, M. & Arck, P.C. (2020). Vertically Transferred Immunity in Neonates: Mothers, Mechanisms and Mediators. Front. Immunol. 11:555. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.0055

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