Breastfed babies may develop stronger lungs according to recent study

Results from a recent study of 10-year-olds on the Isle of Wight by Brtish and US scientists found much better lung function in babies that were breastfed for at least four months.

A total of 1,456 babies were followed all the way through to their 10th year to test this.

A third of them had been breastfed for at least four months, and on average, these children could blow out more air after taking a deep breath, and could blow it out faster.

The different mechanics and duration of sucking may be partly responsible according to a recent article in the Journal, Thorax.

You can read the BBC article HERE

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