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29 September 2010

Breastfed babies healthier

Children who derive all their nutrition from breast-milk during their first six months of life are less prone to a host of common infections, new research shows.

Children who derive all their nutrition from breast-milk during their first six months of life are less prone to a host of common infections, new Greek research says.

In 2004, Galanakis and his colleagues looked at the feeding patterns and infection rates among nearly 1,000 Greek infants from birth to one year of age. All the infants had received their routine vaccinations and all were deemed to have access to high-quality health care.

 
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