Study: Breast-feeding may protect against asthma-related symptoms

07/21/2011 | HealthDay News

Children who were never breast-fed and those who received combined breast milk and formula or solid foods during the first four months had a higher risk of asthma-related symptoms, including wheezing and shortness of breath, at age 4 compared with those who were given breast milk for more than six months, according to a study in the European Respiratory Journal. Dutch researchers cited a need for further investigations about the benefit of breast-feeding on asthma-related conditions later in life.

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