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Saturday, April 21, 2012

always good for babies whose mothers have asthma

Several previous studies say that breast feeding is not always good for babies whose mothers have asthma or other respiratory problems. But recent studies proving breastfeeding does not increase the risk of the baby will develop asthma as well.

The research was conducted in the United Kingdom involving a number of newborns to the age of 14 years to see the effect of breastfeeding on lung development. As reported on WebMD, Claudia E. Kuehni, MD from the University of Bern's Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, analyzed data from about 1500 children born in the mid 90s enrolled in the study of child development. The parents of these children reported a history of breastfeeding in children as young as 12 months and these children then underwent a series of tests to determine lung function at ages 8 to 14 years.

The result, they are feeding at the mother had lung function better than children who were not breastfed by his mother. Even the thought of breastfeeding can provide protection to the child as her mother did not have asthma. The research was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

sources: (VEM / miw)

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