•Population Report (2002) – healthy spacing is best when children are 3-5 years apart.
* 1.5 times more likely to survive the first week.
* 2.2 times more likely to survive the first
28 days of life.
* 2.3 times more likely to survive the first year of life.
* 2.4 times more likely to survive to age 5.
Demographic and Health Survey program found children who were born 3 to 4 years after their sibling were:
Population Reports: Study: Spacing kids 3-5 years apart benefits health. - See more click here.
*From Marquette Method Breastfeeding Protocol Power Point