Breast and Expressed Milk Feeding: Associations with Otitis Media and Diarrhoea
This study explored the impact of breastmilk from the breast, expressed milk and formula milk on infant ear infection and diarrhoea.
Breastfeeding and reduced ear infection risk
This study explored the link between breastfeeding and rates of respiratory tract and ear infections in infants up to 12 months old.
Pacifier use & ear infections, Niemelä 2000
A total of 484 infants under 18 months old were studied. Pacifier use appeared to be a preventable risk factor for acute otitis media.
Breastfeeding reduces risk of ear infections in infants with cleft palate
The authors of this study reviewed and analyzed data concerning both feeding mode and the presence or absence of middle-ear effusion in 315 infants with cleft palate.
Breastfeeding & ear infections, Aniansson 1994
A total of 400 infants were studied at 2, 6, 10 and 12 months of age. Breastfed babies had significantly lower incidence of acute otitis media at every stage.
Breastfeeding reduces risk of ear infections
A total of 1,013 infants were studied during the first year of life to assess the relationship between infant feeding and acute and recurrent otitis media.
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