Children breast-fed at least four months have healthier lungs

01/5/2009 | Reuters

Researchers say a study of more than 1,000 10-year-old children found those who were breast-fed for at least four months in infancy had greater lung function and capacity than those who were bottle-fed or breast-fed for a shorter time period. They say the reason may be that the physical exercise gained by suckling at the breast increases lung capacity and air flow.

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