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Breast-Feeding and Population Growth

Publication Abstract

Knodel, John E. 1977. "Breast-Feeding and Population Growth." Science, 198(16): 1111-1115.

Abandonment of breast-feeding in parts of the world where contraception is not in common use may mean both higher birthrates and, especially among the poor, higher infant death rates. In this article estimates of the magnitude of these effects are made.


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