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Decrease in Respiratory Ailments Associated with Breastfeeding

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 10:16

Among generally healthy infants in developed nations, more than a tripling in severe respiratory tract illnesses resulting in hospitalizations was noted for infants who were not breastfed compared with those who were exclusively breastfed for 4 months.

Bachrach VR, Schwarz E, Bachrach LR   Breastfeeding and the risk of hospitalization for respiratory disease in infancy: a meta-analysis   Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2003 (Mar);   157 (3):   237-243