Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Breastfeeding Protects Against Asthma, Allergy: "
Health News Article | Reuters.com
Tue Sep 14, 2004 02:19 PM ET
"NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who are not exclusively breastfed during the first 6 months of infancy have a higher risk of asthma and allergy, according to a report from Australia. Dr. Wendy H. Oddy, of the University of Western Australia, West Perth, and colleagues examined the association between breastfeeding, asthma and atopy -- a propensity to various allergies -- in 2195 children followed from birth to 6 years."
SOURCE: American Journal of Public Health, September 2004.

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