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Evid Based Nurs 6:42 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.2.42
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Prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding of infants did not reduce growth by 12 months of age

Effect of Baby Friendly Health Initiative breastfeeding intervention v standard care (control) on infant weight and body length

Outcomes Follow up (months) Intervention Control Difference p value
Mean body weight (g) 1 4341 4280 61 0.001
2 5258 5170 88 <0.001
3 6153 6047 106 <0.001
6 8131 8042 89 <0.001
9 9509 9451 58 0.002
12 10564 10571 −7 0.726
Mean body length (cm) 1 54.79 54.63 0.16 0.258
2 57.89 57.75 0.32 0.030
3 61.13 60.63 0.50 0.001
6 67.36 66.90 0.46 0.002
9 71.93 71.62 0.31 0.039
12 75.93 75.75 0.18 0.226

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