Researchers studied 805 mother-infant pairs and found a link between duration of any breastfeeding and lower infection risk for infants up to 11 months, but no connection was seen at ages 12 to 36 months. The findings in Pediatrics also showed that the duration of exclusive breastfeeding was linked to lower hospitalization rates for infection over the first 24 to 36 months of life.
Longer breastfeeding may curb infection risk in infants
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