Desire for son in Nepal may impact on girls’ health and wellbeing — new study

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Desire for son in Nepal may impact on girls’ health and wellbeing — new study

The desire for a son could mean Nepali mothers stop breastfeeding infant daughters sooner, says new research. Girls in Nepal are breastfed for fewer months than boys on average, with girls with older sisters but no brothers being the most disadvantaged, says the study. And this shorter breastfeeding time is linked to a greater risk of death for Nepali infants in the study.

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