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Monday, August 02, 2004


UNICEF has just released a report saying that exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life could save a million lives a year. This is because breast milk has all the nutrients and hormones and antibodies that a baby needs, among other things. I have no problem believing the estimate, because it's well accepted that breast milk is better than formula, however, I wonder what the numbers really look like: controlling for effects like contaminants in formula/not in breast milk, mother-child bonding, etc....

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