A prospective cohort study on breast-feeding and otitis media in Swedish infants.

@article{Aniansson1994APC,
  title={A prospective cohort study on breast-feeding and otitis media in Swedish infants.},
  author={G Aniansson and Bernt Alm and Bj{\"o}rn Andersson and Anders P H{\aa}kansson and Peter Larsson and Olle Nyl{\'e}n and H. -I. Peterson and P. Rign{\'e}r and M Svanborg and H S Sabharwal},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1994},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={183-8}
}
This study analyzed the effect of breast-feeding on the frequency of acute otitis media. The protocol was designed to examine each child at 2, 6 and 10 months of age. At each visit nasopharyngeal cultures were obtained, the feeding pattern was recorded and the acute otitis media (AOM) episodes were documented. The analysis was based on 400 children from whom complete information was obtained. They represented 83% of the newborns in the study areas. By 1 year of age 85 (21%) children had… CONTINUE READING