Longer duration of exclusive breastfeeding appears protective against childhood asthma

Infants who exclusively breastfed for longer durations experienced lower odds for developing asthma compared with other infants, according to a study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
These results extend the understanding of the association between breastfeeding and respiratory health, Keadrea Wilson, MD, pediatrician in the division of neonatology, department of pediatrics, at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and colleagues wrote.
The researchers examined data from 2,021 maternal-child dyads enrolled in the NIH ECHO-PATHWAYS consortium drawn

Infants who exclusively breastfed for longer durations experienced lower odds for developing asthma compared with other infants, according to a study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
These results extend the understanding of the association between breastfeeding and respiratory health, Keadrea Wilson, MD, pediatrician in the division of neonatology, department of pediatrics, at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and colleagues wrote.
The researchers examined data from 2,021 maternal-child dyads enrolled in the NIH ECHO-PATHWAYS consortium drawn