Study: Breast-feeding reduces infant mortality in U.S.

05/4/2004 | Medscape (free registration)

Breast-feeding can lower infant mortality rates even in developed countries where infant death from disease is less likely than in developing countries, a new study says. It is known breast-feeding can reduce infant mortality in developing countries where disease is rampant, but the research shows that in the U.S., a "marginally lower" risk of death was seen among infants who were breast-fed than those who weren't, and the risk was reduced further with three months or more of breast-feeding.

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