publication . Article . 1980

growth of the exclusively breast fed infant

C H Ahn; W C MacLean;
  • Published: 01 Feb 1980 Journal: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, volume 33, pages 183-192 (issn: 0002-9165, eissn: 1938-3207, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
To investigate how long human milk alone would be adequate for the physical growth of the infant, we studied 96 infants of mothers in La Leche League International from the Washington, D.C-Baltimore area who had exclusively breast-fed their infants for at least 6 months within the past 2 years. The average duration of exclusive breast-feeding was 7 months; three infants were fed solely human milk through 12 months or more. The weight and length curves of these infants during the period of exclusive breast-feeding remained above the 50th percentile of the National Center for Health Statistics population through at least the 6th month, and above the 25th percentil...
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