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Better Lungs for Children Fed From Breast

by The Kid's Doctor Staff

Children who are breast-fed for at least four months have better lung function than children who are breast-fed for shorter periods of time and children who are bottle-fed.

The results of a new study among 10-year-old children found greater lung function and capacity in those who were breast-fed for four months or longer during infancy.

“The physical exercise caused by suckling at the breast – about six times daily on average for more than 4 months – may result in increased lung capacity and increased airflow in breast-fed children compared with bottle-fed children,” Dr. Ikechukwu U. Ogbuanu told Reuters Health.

Dr. Ogbuanu and his colleagues studied the feeding practices of infants born in 1989 on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. More than 1-thousand children were tested when they were 10-years-old. 39 percent had been directly breast-fed four months or longer. About 40 percent of the children had been breast-fed for less than four months. The remaining 21 percent were not breast-fed and comprised the bottle-fed group.

Standard tests showed that the lungs of children who were breast-fed for 4 months or longer were stronger than the lungs of children who were bottle-fed.

The researchers noted no beneficial effects on lung function from shorter duration breast-feeding.

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