Breastfeeding Benefits Even the Sickest Baby

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October 29, 2010 — New mothers need to know breast milk is important for babies — even critically sick newborns, U.S. nurses say.

Diane Spatz, PhD, RN, of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, says bedside nurses are the driving force behind a program to better educate mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding babies, especially those with urgent medical problems.

UPI reports on Breastfeeding Benefits Even Sickest Baby.