A child who is breastfed from birth gets a strong vaccine that protects her from respiratory diseases like Asthma even if the mother is asthmatic, new research from American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has found
A study was conducted on 1,500 children from birth up to 14 years of age between the year 2007 and 2011.
Researchers found out that breastfed children without other formulas have the highest chance of not getting respiratory diseases than children who were fed formulas.
Children breastfed for 4 months or longer had larger forced midexpiratory flows at school age
Asthma Doctor Wilfried Karmaus from the University of South Carolina (USA) points out that breastfeeding a child adds volume to his or her lungs allowing them to receive enough oxygen.