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Exposure to breast milk in infancy and risk of adult breast cancer: more scientific data are needed

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  • Funding The authors are funded by the National Institutes of Health, but the article itself is not.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • i World Health Organization defines exclusive breastfeeding as no other food or drink, not even water, except breast milk (including expressed milk or milk from a wet nurse) but allows the infant to receive oral vitamins, minerals and medicines.