An Overview of Importance of Breastfeeding

Alimoradi, Foad and Javadi, Maryam and Barikani, Ameneh and Kalantari, Naser and Ahmadi, Mohamad An Overview of Importance of Breastfeeding. J Compr Ped, 4 (2). e14028.

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Context: According to some studies, the tendency of mothers to breastfeed has declined in recent years. Due to numerous benefits of breastfeeding which had been reported, this problem may put children’s health and overall health of society at risk. In this study, we reviewed previous studies, emphasizing importance and necessity and enumerating benefits of breast-feeding. Evidence Acquisition: Websites including PubMed, Science Direct, Biomed, Medline, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, SID, and magazines related to the topic were searched using keywords. Articles that examined various aspects of breastfeeding were analyzed as well. Results: The most perfect food for babies during the first two years of their lives is breast milk. It has so many health benefits for both mother and baby. Breastfeeding was studied from various aspects. There was significant correlation between the examined factors in vast majority of papers. However, some factors that researchers considered important did not give definitive results; therefore more extensive research is needed in this area. Conclusions: Breast milk is the most perfect food for babies during the first two years and no replacement is recommended during this time. Breastfeeding has so many health benefits for both mother and baby during the breastfeeding period as well as in the future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
Depositing User: Health School Students
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 09:23
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 09:23
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2365

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