Breast is best for babies at asthma risk

Infants at high risk of developing asthma could be protected against respiratory symptoms early in life if they’re breastfed, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have shown, for the first time, how breastfeeding interacts with a child’s asthma-related genetic profile – adding further weight to conclusive evidence that “breast is best”. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond. A study of more than 350 babies born at The…
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