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Newborn baby. Head of a newborn baby feeding from its mother's breast. The baby is covered in vernix, a white lubricant that aided its passage out of the uterus. Human milk contains an ideal balance of nutrients, as well as antibodies that protect the baby from infection. Breastfeeding also provides the mother and child with a physical closeness that strengthens the bond between them.
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