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[Correspondence] Breastfeeding in the 21st century

Although the beneficial effects of longer breastfeeding duration are better understood,1 virtually nothing is known about the long-term impact in vulnerable populations such as small for gestational age (SGA) newborn babies. Low-birthweight persistently affects the individual’s health or disease patterns, increasing the risk for chronic non-communicable diseases.2 This factor is preceded by nutritional imbalances due to specific feeding preferences shown by SGA individuals over their life course.

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