Author(s): Saarinen UM, Kajosaari M, Backman A, Siimes MA
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Abstract 54 babies who had been solely breast-fed for more than 6 months, 77 babies who had been breast-fed for 2--6 months, and 105 babies who had been weaned to cow's-milk-based formulas at less than 2 months were followed for the first 3 years of life. All the babies had the same pattern of solid food intake until 1 year of age. Compared with formula feeding, prolonged breast-feeding resulted in a lower incidence of severe or obvious atopic disease particularly in babies with family history of atopy.
This article was published in Lancet
and referenced in International Journal of Inflammation, Cancer and Integrative Therapy