Breastfeeding and childhood asthma: systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Breastfeeding and childhood asthma: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Cristian Mihai Dogaru and Denise Nyffenegger and Ani{\~n}a M. Pescatore and Ben D Spycher and Claudia E Kuehni},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={179 10},
Asthma and wheezing disorders are common chronic health problems in childhood. Breastfeeding provides health benefits, but it is not known whether or how breastfeeding decreases the risk of developing asthma. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies published between 1983 and 2012 on breastfeeding and asthma in children from the general population. We searched the PubMed and Embase databases for cohort, cross-sectional, and case-control studies. We grouped the outcomes into… CONTINUE READING
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