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Breast-feeding. Close-up of a two month old baby girl resting against her mother's breast between feeds. Human milk contains the ideal balance of nutrients for the baby and provides valuable antibodies which protect the child against infections such as gastroenteritis. It also provides the mother and child with a physical closeness which strengthens the bond between them.
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