More Formula In Infancy Linked To Greater Leukemia Risk

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More Formula In Infancy Linked To Greater Leukemia Risk
Sun, 11-25-2012 - 10:13am

More Formula In Infancy Linked To Greater Leukemia Risk

“There is a reduction in leukemia that is correlated with the duration of breastfeeding,” says the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in its 2012 Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk policy statement. Their conclusion is based on several earlier studies showing that infants who were breastfed six months or longer had a 20 percent reduction in the risk of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer, and those who were breastfed less than six months had a 12 percent reduced risk.

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