Another reason to breast feed (as if you needed one)

(Painting by Tamara de Lempicka)

A new study from Great Britain has found that breast fed babies have better lung function at age 12 than those who are formula fed.  This was particularly noticeable in the children of mothers who have asthma, a finding that contradicted some earlier research.

I’ll check on this, but I assume the improvement is attributed to better immune system function in breast fed children. As more research looks at the link between vaginal birth, breast feeding and immune system health, we’ll likely be seeing more studies like these.

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