Breastfeeding may reduce asthma risk in children

July 22, 2011

Researchers looked at over 5,300 young patients. They compared how long they were breast-fed with their rates of asthma related symptoms.

Results show, children who were never breast fed were at a 44 percent greater risk of wheezing, shortness of breath and dry cough.

The authors say the findings support current health policy strategies promoting exclusive breastfeeding

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