Eighty-five percent of women in this comparison group breast-fed
their infants, more than double the proportion among PBB-exposed women in Michigan and more than double the proportion among U.
According to those numbers, if women in developed countries were to have families as large as women did in the 1800s and breast-fed
babies as long, breast cancer risk by age 70 would be less than half of what it is today, say the researchers.
babies could be at increased risk of heart disease in later life, according to research published today.
In 1998, the percentage of African-American mothers who breast-fed
during the early postpartum period (45 percent), at six months (19 percent) and at one year (9 percent) was ``alarmingly low,'' Satcher said in his introduction to the blueprint.
Experts say breast-fed
babies suffer fewer digestive upsets and get extra immunity against illness.
For years, we've followed the World Health Organization guideline that where possible babies should be breast-fed
for six months.
Sixty-four percent of the women had a primary education or less, and 60% had had more than one child; 56% had breast-fed
There was no difference in the number of cesarean sections between cases and controls, and having a C-section did not affect the percentage of women who ever breast-fed
in either group.
The guidelines recommend that breast-fed
infants receive supplemental vitamin D, starting in the first 2 months of life.
In that prospective, longitudinal, birth cohort study involving 3,253 participants, the cognitive development of adults who as infants were breast-fed
alone or in combination with commercial formula for 7-9 months surpassed that of adults who were breast-fed
for less than 7 months, said Erik Lykke Mortensen, Ph.
A computer program linking physiologically based pharmacokinetic model with cancer risk assessment for breast-fed
Thirty of the infants were held and breast-fed
while their heels were stuck; the other 30 were swaddled (wrapped in a blanket) in their bassinets during the procedure.