Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of asthma and wheezing
An Australian study followed 2,187 children from birth to age 6 years and found that the introduction of milk other than breastmilk before 4 months of age was a significant risk factor for asthma.
Breastfeeding reduces the incidence of allergic disease in childhood and adolescence
A total of 150 children were studied up to the age of 17 years to determine the effect on atopic disease of breastfeeding.
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