HOUSTON — Children delivered vaginally and those who were breastfeed had lower odds of developing allergies, according to study results presented at the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Scientific Meeting.

“These results add to our growing knowledge about the impact of delivery mode and infant feeding mode on predisposition to allergic disease,” Stanislaw J. Gabryszewski, MD, PhD, of the division of allergy and immunology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, told attendees. “They suggest that vaginal delivery and breastfeeding correlate with reduced risk and reduced the burden of allergic disease.”

 

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