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Postpartum breastfeeding status
  1. Christine Betzold
  1. Nursing, ProHealth Partners, Long Beach, CA, USA
  1. Correspondence to Ms Christine Betzold, Prohealth Partners; Lacnackrnp{at}

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According to the abstract,1 it does not appear that the postpartum woman’s lactation status was taken into account. So I am wondering, couldn’t their status alter the findings, given some of the major hormonal, immune function, and metabolic differences between woman that exclusively breast feed vs formula feed?



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