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Can breastfeeding promote child health equity? A comprehensive analysis of breastfeeding patterns across the developing world and what we can learn from them

Thomas J Roberts1, Emily Carnahan2 and Emmanuela Gakidou3*

  • * Corresponding author: Emmanuela Gakidou gakidou@uw.edu

  • † Equal contributors

Author Affiliations

1 Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

2 PATH, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

3 The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:254  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-254

Published: 4 December 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Estimates and 95% uncertainty intervals for 187 countries for 1990 and 2010 of: early initiation of breastfeeding (<24 hours), exclusive breastfeeding (0 to 5 months), predominant breastfeeding (0 to 5 months), partial breastfeeding (0 to 5 months), continued breastfeeding (6 to 11 months), and continued breastfeeding (12 to 23 months).

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