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Local variations in exclusive breastfeeding rates in Africa

Large-scale analysis of 49 countries in Africa shows improvements in the prevalence of babies under 6 months of age being fed only breast milk, but there are large disparities in progress across and within countries.

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Fig. 1: EBF projections and indications in Africa.

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Reimers, P., Witten, C. & Coutsoudis, A. Local variations in exclusive breastfeeding rates in Africa. Nat Med 25, 1190–1191 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-019-0532-1

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