Asthma Less Likely to Afflict Breastfed Kids

Reduces Risk of Attacks




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A University of Amsterdam study of 960 children from 4 to 12 years old taking asthma medication found that those breastfed as infants had a 45 percent lower incidence of asthma attacks.


This article appears in the September 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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