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Fri Apr 25, 1:32 PM ET
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By Linda Carroll
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs that encourage women in developing countries to feed their babies only breast milk for the first six months can lead to reduced rates of diarrhea among infants, a new study shows.
Rates of diarrhea were reduced by about one third in babies who were three months old when mothers fed only breast milk, according to the study published in the medical journal The Lancet.
An expert unaffiliated with the study said she was not surprised that the infants fed only breast milk were healthier.