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pre- +‎ lacteal

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prelacteal (not comparable)

  1. Before feeding on milk
    • 2015 August 19, Yihunie Lakew, Lianna Tabar, Demewoz Haile, “Socio-medical determinants of timely breastfeeding initiation in Ethiopia: Evidence from the 2011 nation wide Demographic and Health Survey”, in International Breastfeeding Journal[1], volume 10, →DOI:
      This may be due to traditional perceptions in Ethiopia that male infants privileged enough to receive prelacteal feeds are accepted by the society as strong and healthy.

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