Breastfeeding During Early Infancy is Associated with a Lower Incidence of Febrile Illnesses
Daniel H. Libraty1, *, Rosario Z. Capeding2, 3, AnaMae Obcena2, Job D. Brion4, Veronica Tallo5
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
First Page: 40
Last Page: 41
Publisher Id: TOPEDJ-7-40
Article History:Received Date: 01/04/2013
Revision Received Date: 12/06/2013
Acceptance Date: 15/06/2013
Electronic publication date: 10/7/2013
Collection year: 2013
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Human breast milk is known to contain immunoprotective, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory agents. In a prospective clinical study of dengue virus infections during infancy, we examined the correlation between breastfeeding and the development of febrile illnesses in an infant population. We found that breastfeeding status and the frequency of breastfeeding during early infancy was associated with a lower incidence of febrile illnesses.