PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There are many advantages to breast-feeding and they have been well publicized.
One of the most important benefits is the fact that women who breast-feed pass on maternal antibodies to the newborn baby, and these antibodies help fight infection.READ MORE: Flyers' Keith Yandle Ties Doug Jarvis' NHL Iron Man Streak At 964 Straight Games
Another well-known advantage of breast-feeding is the bonding that can occur, with the mother spending significant amount of time holding and feeding the baby.READ MORE: Nicholas Bednarek Identified As Man Killed In Cheltenham Crash That Injured 4 Other Teens
Now, there is new information from the journal of the American Medical Association pediatrics edition that mothers who participated in a breast-feeding interventional trial as teenagers had a lower risk of eczema.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that there was not extra protection against asthma.MORE NEWS: Police Believe Suburban Philadelphia Homes Being Targeted By Organized Theft Ring: 'You Don't Think Of It Happening Here'
There have been thoughts that this would be a benefit. But overall it still positive news.