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Breastfeeding Protects Infants From Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Summary by Dr. Joseph Mercola

The simple act of breastfeeding could help prevent antibiotic-resistant infections that cause the deaths of more than 200,000 newborns annually, new research shows. The study, conducted at the University of Helsinki, found that infants who were breastfed for at least six months had a smaller number of resistant bacteria in their gut than babies who were breastfed for a shorter period or not at all. In other words, breastfeeding seemed to protect infants from such bacteria. The amazing...

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