Women’s Health Bulletin

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Maternal Benefits of Breastfeeding

Raha Afshariani 1 , *
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1 Public Health Department, Faculty of School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
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  • Women's Health Bulletin: September 30, 2014, 1 (3); e23645
  • Published Online: September 25, 2014
  • Article Type: Editorial
  • Received: September 6, 2014
  • Accepted: September 14, 2014
  • DOI: 10.17795/whb-23645

To Cite: Afshariani R. Maternal Benefits of Breastfeeding, Women Health Bull. 2014 ; 1(3):e23645. doi: 10.17795/whb-23645.

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