everyone know about the benefits of breastfeeding? If you're
one of the few who doesn't know, there's a wealth of recent
research on the topic. Consider a study that appeared in the
September 25th, 1999 issue of the British Medical Journal.
The study found that children who received milk other than
breast milk had a substantial higher risk of developing asthma
than children who were exclusively breastfed for the first
four months of life. The authors believe that excluding non-breast
milk (and its potentially allergic components) and providing
breast milk (and its proven beneficial components) may account
for this protective effect. They also note that the age at
which other milk is introduced into the children's diet may
be more important than how long they nurse.
Breastfeeding is an important aspect of the mother-child
relationship, and as the evidence continues to show, it's
an important aspect of childhood development and overall health.
Ask your chiropractor to outline a complete wellness program
for you and your baby.
For more information about asthma, go to http://www.chiroweb.com/find/tellmeabout/asthma.html
Oddy WH, Holt PG, Sly PD, et al. Association between breastfeeding
and asthma in six-year-old children: findings of a prospective
birth cohort study. British Medical Journal, Sept.
25, 1999: Vol. 319, No. 7213, pp815-19.