Breastfed Babies Less Likely to Die, Study Finds (washingtonpost.com)
By Rob Stein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, May 3, 2004; Page A03
"Breastfeeding appears to reduce significantly the chances that babies will die in their first year of life, researchers reported yesterday. An analysis of a nationally representative sample of about 9,000 U.S. babies found that breastfeeding decreased the risk of dying from any cause by about 20 percent, the researchers reported.... "