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Breastfeeding and asthma

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Am J Epidemiol (2014) doi: 10.1093/aje/kwu072

Breastfeeding protects against asthma and wheezing, according to a meta-analysis of 117 studies published between 1983 and 2012.The authors, from Ipswich, grouped outcomes into 'asthma ever' - in other words, at any time - 'recent asthma' or 'recent wheezing illness' (recent asthma or recent wheeze).
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