Health Care

Breastfeeding For At Least Two Months Reduces Baby's Risk Of SIDS

Breastfeeding For At Least Two Months Reduces Baby's Risk Of SIDS”

Fern Hauck of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and author on the study, said, "Breastfeeding for just two months reduces the risk of SIDS by nearly half, and the longer babies are breastfed, the greater the protection".

Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a sweeping new worldwide study published online on Monday by the Academy of American Pediatrics has revealed.

Researcher Kawai Tanabe, MPH, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine commented on the findings saying, "These results are very powerful!"

Women who breastfeed their children for a long time longer can exhibit more maternal sensitivity well past the infant and toddler years, this research is found after a 10-year-long study. That proves the close interaction experienced during breastfeeding may be only one of various ways the bond is strengthened between mother and child, said Jennifer Weaver from Boise State University. The researchers found that while breastfeeding for two months provided benefits, breastfeeding for less than that time did not do anything for an infant with regards to SIDS risks. "Breastfeeding for less than two months did not offer such a benefit", Science Daily reported.

Breastfeeding has been known to be healthful for both mother and the baby. Researchers analysed eight major global studies that examined 2,259 cases of SIDS and 6,894 control infants where death did not occur.

The large collective sample used in the research also provides convincing evidence of the reliability and consistency of the findings, despite differing cultural behaviours across countries. While more work is needed to determine more about the link between breastfeeding and SIDS, the researchers say that babies could have a stronger immune system brought about by breastfeeding.

Apart from the study's results, breastfeeding also helps reduce infections, diarrhoea, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, boost a child's IQ and various other health issues.

John M.D. Thompson et al, Duration of Breastfeeding and Risk of SIDS: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis, Pediatrics (2017).



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


01 November 2017
England's Ashes squad agree to 'sensible rulings' on drinking
The players themselves have worked out if they need to do anything differently off the pitch. Prior to flying down under, captain Joe Root denied there is a drinking culture in the team.

01 November 2017
SONY has announced the launch of its new robot dog
Sony said it expects aibo to appeal to older customers in their forties and fifties, as well as to children. Other than that it comes with cameras, microphones, boasts internet connectivity and an array of sensors.

01 November 2017
Brokers Set Expectations for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (MMC)
The company reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.01. On October 16 Barclays held the company rating at "Overweight" and raised the price expectation from $77.00 to $93.00.

01 November 2017
Four Chinese cities picked as UNESCO Creative Cities
Baguio is the first Philippine city to be part of the global network. Macau is an associate member of UNESCO since 1995.

01 November 2017
Viral: Kangana Ranaut's Rani Laxmibai Look From Manikarnika Sets
The photo appears to have been clicked on the sets of the film and was shared by one of Ranaut's fan clubs on Instagram. The film is directed by K Vijayendra Prasad and also marks the big screen debut of TV actress Ankita Lokhande.

01 November 2017
Shahid Kapoor & Mira Rajput's exclusive photo-shoot for Hello Magazine!
Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira Rajput look royally in love as they debut together on a magazine cover. Shahid, who started his career with Ishq Vishk in 2003 shared the picture on Instagram and wrote, "Hello".

01 November 2017
Indonesian arrested in Marawi
About 6,400 people have been cleared to return to their homes in the city, which has been largely destroyed by the fighting. Duterte also disclosed the plan of putting up a military camp in Marawi.

01 November 2017
Trump has 'warm rapport' with Philippines' Duterte
Last April, Trump returned the favor and called Duterte at the conclusion of the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Manila. A transcript of the briefing on Trump's visit to Asia was provided by the US Embassy in Manila, which did not name the official.

01 November 2017
Burglar jailed for murdering former Royal Navy officer
The jury at Manchester crown court took three and half hours to convict Ryan Gibbons, 29, of murder on Tuesday afternoon. He was cleared of aggravated vehicle-taking but convicted of taking a vehicle without consent.

01 November 2017
Rain: Schools in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur districts to remain closed on Wednesday
Officials said four persons died in rain-related incidents in different places since Monday evening taking the toll to five. People move through a flooded road after heavy incessant rains due to the onset of North East Monsoon, in Chennai .