Study: Breastfeeding for Two Months Halves Risk of SIDS
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome almost in half, a sweeping new international study has found.
The study determined that mothers do not need to breastfeed exclusively for their baby to get the benefit, potentially good news for moms who can’t or choose not to rely solely on breastfeeding.
“These results are very powerful! Our study found that babies who are breastfed for at least two months have a significant reduction in their risk of dying from SIDS,” said researcher Kawai Tanabe, MPH, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. “Breastfeeding is beneficial for so many reasons, and this is really an important one.”
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