New breastfeeding study says benefits may be exaggerated

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February 27, 2014 7:54:00 AM PST
Breastfeeding or bottle feeding? It's an ongoing debate among moms and experts, but a new study claims breastfeeding may not be better after all.

Many mothers have been told that breastfeeding can protect babies against certain illnesses, but a study from Ohio State University finds that those benefits are exaggerated.

It analyzed the health of thousands of young children and determined there was no clear long-term health difference between those who were breast fed and those who were bottle fed.

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