Breastfeeding Linked to Respiratory Health
A recent study has linked breastfeeding to children's respiratory health. The study, conducted by the
The study examined the respiratory health of a group of children – from birth up until the age of 2-years-old. It concluded that babies whose mothers ceased breast-feeding before they were 6-months-old suffered more instances of re-occurring ear infections and pneumonia; compared to those who were breast-fed right up until 6-months or older.
Dr. Caroline J. Chantry, leader of the study and associate professor of pediatrics at the
Read the full article here - http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/21/health/21prev.html.