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Study: Breastfeeding may reduce risk of SIDS

Monday, June 13, 2011
A new study shows breastfeeding may substantially reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

A new study shows breastfeeding may substantially reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. (KABC Photo)

Breastfeeding may substantially reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Researchers analyzed 18 case-control studies on breastfeeding and SIDS risk.

They found that any breastfeeding had a 45 percent reduction in the risk of SIDS.

They also found that breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for any duration had a 73 percent reduction in SIDS risk.

The study is in the July issue of "Pediatrics."

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