Exclusive breast-feeding doesn't impact long-term health risks

11/6/2009 | Reuters

Exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months offers infants immediate health benefits but doesn't appear to affect their later risk of obesity, asthma, allergy or dental cavities, according to a study of Canadian children. Researchers also found no differences in intelligence, behavior or blood pressure in children who had only breast milk for the first six months compared with those who were breast-fed exclusively for only three months.

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