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Determinants of infant growth in the slums of Dhaka: size and maturity at birth, breastfeeding and morbidity.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
0954-3007
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
Publication Date
Volume
55
Issue
3
Pages
167–178
Identifiers
PMID: 11305265
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Size at birth has an important role in determining growth during infancy. Effective strategies for improving birth weight, poorly addressed till now in Bangladesh, are needed. The sustained effect on growth and the even more beneficial effect in lighter infants are compelling reasons for promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in early infancy.

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