Exclusive breastfeeding and incident atopic dermatitis in childhood: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

@article{Yang2009ExclusiveBA,
  title={Exclusive breastfeeding and incident atopic dermatitis in childhood: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.},
  author={Y Wendy Yang and Chung Lin Tsai and Christine Y. Lu},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={161 2},
  pages={373-83}
}
BACKGROUND Breastfeeding is undisputedly preferable to formula feeding for infant nutrition because of its nutritional, immunological and psychological benefits. However, studies on the association between breastfeeding and development of atopic dermatitis (AD) have shown inconsistent results. OBJECTIVES To examine the association between exclusive breastfeeding for at least 3 months after birth and the development of AD in childhood. METHODS An electronic literature search of MEDLINE… CONTINUE READING
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