Study: Breastfeeding reduces eczema risk in children
2017-11-14 13:51:00

Babies breastfed exclusively for a sustained period from birth are half as likely to develop eczema when they reach the age of 16, a new study said Monday.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, examined more than 13,000 Belarussian teenagers enrolled in the Promotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial (PROBIT), the largest randomized project ever carried out on human lactation.

The PROBIT study recruited a total of 17,046 mothers and their newly-born babies between June 1996 and December 1997.

Half of the maternity hospitals and pediatric clinics involved in the study were randomly assigned to receive a breastfeeding promotion intervention, while the other half continued their usual practices.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram