Breast-fed babies more likely to survive
The Globe and Mail
By ANDRÉ PICARD
PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTER
Thursday, May 6, 2004 - Page A21
"Breast-fed babies are significantly less likely to die in the first year of life than those who are formula-fed, even in prosperous countries such as the U.S. and Canada, according to a new study. Researchers in the U.S. found that breast-fed babies were less likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), infectious diseases and even injuries. Overall, their mortality was about 21 per cent lower, but the longer a newborn breast-fed, the lower the child's risk of dying prematurely."