Exclusive Breastfeeding Does Not Reduce Allergies by Age 7

Professor of Pediatrics Hans Bisgaard, MD, DMSc Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Prof. Bisgaard

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Professor of Pediatrics Hans Bisgaard, MD, DMSc
Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood
Herlev and Gentofte Hospital,
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Medical Research: What is the background for this study?

Dr. Bisgaard: Extended breast-feeding is recommended for
newborn children at risk of allergy-associated diseases, but the
evidence of a protective effect on sensitization and these diseases
remains elusive.

Medical Research: What are the main findings?

Dr. Bisgaard: Exclusive breastfeeding does not affect
sensitization in early childhood or associated diseases at 7 years
of age in at-risk children.

Medical Research: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Dr. Bisgaard: Although it is generally acknowledged that
breastfeeding provides the most optimal source of food for
infants, these findings should be emphasized to prevent distress
and guilt in allergy-disposed mothers with breast-feeding
difficulties

Medical Research: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Dr. Bisgaard: Our findings suggest that more complex pathways leads to allergy beyond genetics and exposure. Some other factors appears critical and we are pursuing this in our research

Citation:

Breast-feeding does not protect against allergic sensitization in early childhood and allergy-associated disease at age 7 years

Ea Jelding-Dannemand, MSc,Ann-Marie Malby Schoos, MD ,Hans Bisgaard, MD, DMSc

Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen & Danish Pediatric Asthma Center, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Gentofte, Denmark

Received: September 25, 2014; Received in revised form: February 14, 2015; Accepted: February 22, 2015; Published Online: April 02, 2015
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2015.02.023

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hans Bisgaard, MD, DMSc (2015). Exclusive Breastfeeding Does Not Reduce Allergies by Age 7 

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