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The Pediatric Forum
September 1999

Nutrition and Jaundice: Hold the Bottle, Keep the Breast

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(9):1002. doi:10.1001/archpedi.153.9.1002

Gourley et al1 are to be commended for bringing to light so clearly what physicians familiar with breastfeeding have been aware of for many years. That is, in the initial week of life there is no statistically significant difference in levels of physiologic jaundice between infants given standard infant formula and those who are breastfeeding effectively.2

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