• Does longer breastfeeding duration decrease the risk of asthma?

    One year ago - By The Journal of Pediatrics

    There are many well-documented benefits of breastfeeding; however, the effect of breastfeeding in preventing childhood asthma is not clear. As randomized controlled trials on this topic would be unfeasible and unethical to conduct, clinicians must rely on the results of observational studies. However, this question has been difficult to untangle with observational studies, as breastfeeding practices are also confounded by other feeding practices, such as the timing of introducing complementary foods.
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