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Hospital system costs of artificial infant feeding: estimates for the Australian Capital Territory

Smith, Julie; Thompson, Jane; Ellwood, David


Objective: To estimate the attributable ACT hospital system costs of treating selected infant and childhood illnesses having known associations with early weaning from human milk. Method: We identified relative risks of infant and childhood morbidity associated with exposure to artificial feeding in the early months of life vs. breastfeeding from cohort studies cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1997 as establishing the protective effect of breastfeeding. Data for ACT breastfeeding...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health


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