Breastfeeding-only linked to less severe eczema

Infants who were exclusively breastfed for more than three months had fewer chronic symptoms, study shows

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first three months could protect infants with eczema from chronic symptoms in childhood, US research suggests.

Breastfeeding-only linked to less severe eczema

Data from more than 1500 six-year-olds reveal exclusive breastfeeding doesn’t prevent eczema — but is associated with a lower risk of active disease.

In total, 309 (20%) of the children had an eczema diagnosis and 59% still had symptoms at age six, according to the study led by the Children’s National Health Systems in Washington DC.

But children who had been