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Maternal secrets of our earliest ancestors unlocked

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Analysis of more than two-million-year-old teeth from Australopithecus africanus fossils found in South Africa have revealed that Infants were breastfed continuously from birth to about one year of age. Nursing appears to continue in a cyclical pattern in the early years for infants; seasonal changes and food shortages caused the mother to supplement gathered foods with breastmilk. An international research team led by Dr Renaud...

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