Breastfeeding Could Lower Risk of Excema

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A preliminary research presented during the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2019 Annual Meeting, said children exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of having eczema at age 6 compared with peers who were not breastfed or were breastfed for less time.

Eczema is a chronic condition characterized by extremely itchy skin that, when scratched, becomes inflamed and covered with blisters that crack easily.

Questions regarding how to prevent eczema still remain unanswered and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breastfed infants have reduced risks for developing many chronic conditions, including asthma and obesity.

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