Formula feeding in hospital shortens breast-feeding duration

02/18/2014 | HealthDay News

Exclusive breast-feeding between the first and second month after leaving the hospital was less prevalent among babies who were given formula while in the hospital than among those who were breast-fed only, according to a study in The Journal of Pediatrics. The greater the amount of formula received by babies in the hospital, the lower the likelihood of their mothers continuing breast-feeding, researchers said.

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