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Breast feeding. Hand of a baby demanding a feed by reaching for its mother's breast. 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 the child with a physical closeness which strengthens the emotional bond between them.
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