Mothers who exclusively breastfed for longer than 3 months significantly lowered their child’s risk of eczema, according to findings presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting.

“There is mixed evidence on whether breastfeeding is a protective factor for the development of eczema; furthermore, the impact of breastfeeding exclusivity remains unclear,” Katherine M. Balas, BS, BA, clinical research assistant with the Children’s National Health Systems in Washington, D.C., and colleagues wrote.

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