Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies

(Uppsala University) The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. In a recent study, Uppsala University researchers show that breastfeeding might in fact increase the risk of developing hay fever and eczema, while not having any clear effect on the risk of asthma. The results have been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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