Avoid formula supplement in the first days of life for healthy, full term, breast- fed newborns without proved medical contraindications.
Duration of breastfeeding is positively related to child’s health (reduction of obesity, atopy, asthma, infections) and mother’s health. Breastfeeding in new-born is a positive predictor for long term breastfeeding. Supplements with formula interfere with natural breastfeeding, disturbing mother-child feed-back, basis for an adequate milk production by mother herself.
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