Breastfeeding Iowa: PRAMs, 2013-2014

(2017) Breastfeeding Iowa: PRAMs, 2013-2014. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Breastfeeding provides mothers and their infants with many health benefits. Compared to infants fed formula, infants fed human milk have a lower risk of asthma, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome. For mothers who breastfeed, the risk of ovarian and breast cancers is lower compared to mothers who never breastfed. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life, and continue to be breastfed as solid foods are introduced, through at least 12 months of age.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Pregnancy, State of Iowa, Iowa, Pregnancy Risk Assessment, Public Health, PRAMS
Subjects: Health and medicine
Social issues and programs
State government
ID Code: 38553
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2021 18:12
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 18:12
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/38553