Breastfeeding Research 2019: November and December

Vaginal delivery and breastfeeding lessen the number of new allergy and asthma cases in children up to the age of 18 years.  American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting: abstract A306, presented November 7, 2019.

An increase in breastfeeding and skin-to-skin care protects against sudden unexpected infant death in the first six days following birth.  Journal of Pediatrics, published online: November 18, 2019.

This study explains the harm the use of powdered milk formula causes to the environment and that breastfeeding protects the environment.  International Breastfeeding Journal, November 27, 2019.

A new report suggests that, globally, almost 2.3 billion children and adults are overweight, and more than 150 million children are stunted, and warns that undernutrition and obesity can lead to effects across generations. Specific foods are listed to eat or to avoid and the first recommendation was to breastfeed for two years. The Lancet, December 16, 2019.

Breastfeeding appears to be protective against postpartum multiple sclerosis relapses. JAMA Neurology, December 9, 2019.

Sheila Kippley


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