Prolonged breastfeeding doesn’t protect against eczema

The largest worldwide study on the association between breastfeeding, time of weaning and eczema in children has concluded that there is no clear evidence that exclusive breastfeeding for four months or longer protects against childhood eczema.

The study concludes that children who were exclusively breastfed for four months or longer were as likely to develop eczema as children who were weaned earlier.

Breastfeeding is still considered by many to be an important strategy to prevent the development of eczema and other allergic diseases.

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