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25 August 2011

Breastfed babies may still get eczema

Exclusive breast-feeding of infants for four months or longer does not protect them against developing the itchy skin disorder known as eczema in childhood, new research shows.

Exclusive breast-feeding of infants for four months or longer does not protect them against developing the itchy skin disorder known as eczema in childhood, new research shows.

Researchers examined data from 51,119 children aged eight to 12 years in 21 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, and found that those who were exclusively breast-fed for four months or longer were as likely to develop eczema as those who were breast-fed for a shorter length of time.

Breast-feeding and eczema

 

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