Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Breastfeeding Reduces SIDS Risk

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A study from Germany was just published in Pediatrics concluding that breastfeeding reduces SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) by approximately 50%. Here is the link to the full Journal article and here is the link to the news story from Reuters.

In the study's abstract the Conclusions are:

"This study shows that breastfeeding reduced the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by 50% at all ages throughout infancy. We recommend including the advice to breastfeed through 6 months of age in sudden infant death syndrome risk-reduction messages."

1 comment:

  1. I ordered your book, Comfort and Joy and it came yesterday. I Love It!!! It brought tears to my eyes, it captured the how-to and beauty of breastfeeding. Thank you!