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Optimal Feeding of Low-Birth-Weight Infants: Technical Review

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English: Web Page


The Department of Child and Adolescent Health, in collaboration with the epidemiology unit of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, conducted this systematic review of issues in feeding of low birth weight infants. The review addresses the following key questions: what to feed, when to start feeding, how to feed, how often and how much. The review clearly shows the benefits of exclusive breast milk feeding for the three subgroups of low birth weight infants.

Publisher: World Health Organization
Language: English
Format: Web Page
Region: Global
Audiences: Policymakers, Researchers
Literacy level: Medium
Topic Area: Infant Feeding
Resource Type: Research Summaries and Reviews