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Research shows breast-feeding cuts infant death risk

Monday, May 3, 2004 Posted: 3:24 PM EDT (1924 GMT)

CHICAGO, Illinois (Reuters) -- Breast-fed children in the United States are 20 percent less likely to die during the first year of life than whose who are not nursed, according to a study.

Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences said they based their finding on a survey that included nearly 9,000 infant deaths in 48 states....


Article: http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/05/03/nursing.infants.reut/index.html