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22 June 2010

Breast milk reduces infections

Breast-feeding seems to provide an immune system boost to infants, helping to prevent respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses in babies, according to new research.

Breast-feeding seems to provide an immune system boost to infants, helping to prevent respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses in babies, according to new research.

"Our results support health policy strategies to promote exclusive breast-feeding for at least 4 months and preferably six months in industrialised countries. This is in line with the World Health Organisation recommendations for 6 months of exclusive breast-feeding," said Moll.

 
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