Breast Feeding May Improve Lung Function

by Mona Saint MD

Breast feeding has been established to have numerous health benefits including protection from neonatal infections and this study found that children who were breast fed for 4 months or longer had better lung function at age 10 than those who were not.  Hmmm…maybe Michael Phelps nursed until he was 5?

Ogbuanu et al. Thorax 2008.