Have you ever seen someone's child struggling to
breathe while in the throes of a severe asthma attack? There's something you can
decide to do before your child is born that will help prevent going through that helpless
terror. According to a report in Gourmet
"BREAST MILK MAY HELP REDUCE ALLERGIES ...
babies for their first four months may protect against asthma and allergies.
A study by Australian researchers examined 2,187 newborns from
birth until 6 years, and those who are exclusively breast-fed for the first four months of
life were significantly less likely to develop asthma and allergies at 6 than children who
began drinking other types of milk before 4 months of age.
The findings are consistent with other studies showing
breast-feeding benefits. Breast milk appears to contain important nutritional,
anti-inflammatory or other substances that may help guard against asthma. (Source: FDA /
British Medical Journal, 9/99)"
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Baby Food" for more benefits.
What are your
thoughts and experiences?