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Early term infants less likely to breastfeed

20:00 EDT 13 May 2019 | AAAS

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new, prospective study provides evidence that 'early term' infants (those born at 37-38 weeks) are less likely than full-term infants to be breastfeed within the first hour and at one month after birth. The early-term infants also had lower exclusive breastfeeding and lower breastfeeding intensity during the first 72 hours in the hospital and at one month.

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