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Breastfeeding experiences and support for women who are overweight or obese : A mixed methods systematic review. / Chang, Yan-Shing; Glaria, Amaia Artazcoz; Davie, Philippa; Beake, Sarah; Bick, Debra.

In: Maternal & Child Nutrition, Vol. 16, No. 1, e12865, 01.2020.

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Chang, Y-S, Glaria, AA, Davie, P, Beake, S & Bick, D 2020, 'Breastfeeding experiences and support for women who are overweight or obese: A mixed methods systematic review', Maternal & Child Nutrition, vol. 16, no. 1, e12865. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12865

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Chang, Y-S., Glaria, A. A., Davie, P., Beake, S., & Bick, D. (2020). Breastfeeding experiences and support for women who are overweight or obese: A mixed methods systematic review. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 16(1), [e12865]. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12865

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Chang Y-S, Glaria AA, Davie P, Beake S, Bick D. Breastfeeding experiences and support for women who are overweight or obese: A mixed methods systematic review. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2020 Jan;16(1). e12865. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12865

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Chang, Yan-Shing ; Glaria, Amaia Artazcoz ; Davie, Philippa ; Beake, Sarah ; Bick, Debra. / Breastfeeding experiences and support for women who are overweight or obese : A mixed methods systematic review. In: Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2020 ; Vol. 16, No. 1.

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