Mothers with Asthma: Does breastfeeding increase the asthma risk in their children?
The association between breastfeeding and the development of atopic diseases in childhood remains controversial. While several studies, including prospective ones, found a reduction in the risk of atopic disease in children who were exclusively breastfed for at least 4 months, one recent study suggested an increased risk for asthma among breastfed children of mothers with asthma.1 The aim of our study was to test the hypothesis that breastfed children of mothers with asthma have a higher risk for childhood asthma than non-breastfed children of asthmatic mothers.
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