At 3 years of age 12% of children are diagnosed with possible or probably asthma. Any mode other than direct breastfeeding (i.e. breast feeding with expressed breast milk, breast milk and formula or formula alone) is associated with an increased risk of asthma.
Published on: 11/07/2017
Data from 3,296 children from a longitudinal study was assessed to examine the association between different modes of infant feeding at age 3 months and the presence of asthma at 3 years.