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Long-term breast-feeding can increase risk of iron deficiency in babies, study says
Washington Post

THE QUESTION Though breast-feeding promises a host of benefits for babies, might it also harbor risks, such as an increased chance of being iron-deficient?

THIS STUDY analyzed data on 1,647 healthy children who were about 3 years old. Nearly all had been breast-fed at some point, either exclusively or along with other fluids and foods — most for about 10 months and 27 percent for more than a year.

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