Timing of initiation, patterns of breastfeeding, and infant survival: prospective…

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Lancet Global Health
The Lancet Global Health is The Lancet's first gold open-access title and focuses on original research, commentary, correspondence and blogs on topics including maternal and child health, infectious and noncommunicable diseases, mental health, and more. The Editor is Zoë Mullan.

Our findings suggest that early initiation of breastfeeding reduces neonatal and early infant mortality both through increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and by additional mechanisms. Both practices should be promoted by public health programmes and should be used in models to estimate lives saved.

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[Articles] Timing of initiation, patterns of breastfeeding, and infant survival: prospective…