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Breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic
 
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Midwifery Department, Faculty of Health Science, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
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Z. Burcu Yurtsal   

Midwifery Department, Faculty of Health Science, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, 58140, Turkey
Submission date: 2020-05-27
Acceptance date: 2020-06-10
Publication date: 2020-08-04
 
Eur J Midwifery 2020;4(August):31
 
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The author has completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none was reported.
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