PP8Infant09 - N at ional I nst it ut e of Child H ealt h...

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National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Defines infancy as the period from birth until age two years
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Male infant circumcision Religious/cultural practice dating back thousands of years e Has been routinely practiced in medicine for decades e Thought to Improve hygiene Reduce cervical cancer Reduce HIV/AIDs risk e Rates have been declining, now about 50% e Some argue it is barbaric and has no medical benefits http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_dxaM_h1go
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Breastfeeding Benefits for Child Wide range of nutrients e Some specific fatty acids contribute to brain development e Some maternal antibodies absorbed from milk e Enhances bonding and attachment e Decreases likelihood of allergies
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Benefits of Breastfeeding to Mother Stimulates hormones that contract and heal uterus and postpone menstruation e Reduces likelihood of postpartum depression e May reduce likelihood of breast and uterine cancers e Enhances bonding and attachment
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