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Why Do Mothers Breastfeed Girls Less Than Boys? Evidence and Implications for Child Health in India

  • Seema Jayachandran

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  • Ilyana Kuziemko

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Medical research indicates that breastfeeding suppresses post-natal fertility. The implications for breastfeeding decisions are modelled and test has been done to predict model's predictions us- ing survey data from India.

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