Breast-feeding appears to protect baby from fever

05/18/2010 |

An Italian study in Pediatrics found babies who were exclusively breast-fed had a more than 50% reduced risk for fever after being immunized than infants who were partially breast-fed or those who were bottle-fed. Of 450 infants studied, fever occurred in 30 exclusively breast-fed infants, 48 partially breast-fed infants and 94 infants who weren't breast-fed.

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