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Effect of exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding on infant growth and morbidity.
East Mediterr Health J. 2004 May; 10(3):289-94.EM

Abstract

A cohort study was conducted in the Islamic Republic of Iran between January 1997 and February 1998 to compare the growth and morbidity of 100 infants who were exclusively breastfed for 6 months and 100 who received breast milk and complementary foods between 4-6 months. Infants' feeding pattern, weight and height were assessed and recorded. There were no significant differences in infants' weight and height gain between 4 and 6 months. The rate of diarrhoea between ages 4 and 6 months was significantly lower in exclusively breastfed infants than in complementary food-fed infants (11% versus 27%) and respiratory infections were also lower (23% versus 35%). We conclude that exclusive breastfeeding is superior at least until an infant is 6 months of age.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Educational Development Centre, Meshed University of Medical Sciences, Meshad, Islamic Republic of Iran.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16212203

Citation

Khadivzadeh, T, and S Parsai. "Effect of Exclusive Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding On Infant Growth and Morbidity." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 10, no. 3, 2004, pp. 289-94.
Khadivzadeh T, Parsai S. Effect of exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding on infant growth and morbidity. East Mediterr Health J. 2004;10(3):289-94.
Khadivzadeh, T., & Parsai, S. (2004). Effect of exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding on infant growth and morbidity. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 10(3), 289-94.
Khadivzadeh T, Parsai S. Effect of Exclusive Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding On Infant Growth and Morbidity. East Mediterr Health J. 2004;10(3):289-94. PubMed PMID: 16212203.
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