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Benefits of breastfeeding: By Michelle Khoury, DO
June 28, 2016
I wanted to share with the Madison County community a study that
was recently published in Pediatrics
because it was relevant to many parents of young children. A group in Texas
watched babies for the first year and documented how many cases of ear
infections the babies had. It turned out that 46% of the babies had
at least one ear infection by the time they reached 12 months of age.
Chonmaitree, T., R. Trujillo, K. Jennings, P. Alvarez-Fernandez, J. A. Patel, M. J. Loeffelholz, J. Nokso-Koivisto, R. Matalon, R. B. Pyles, A. L. Miller, and D. P. Mccormick. “Acute Otitis Media and Other Complications of Viral Respiratory Infection.” Pediatrics 137.4 (2016): pii: e20153555. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-3555.
I can speak for myself and the other physicians at Madison Heath Primary Care of London, that we are all mothers who have breastfed our own children. We are always willing to encourage and coach our patients to breastfeed their babies.
To make an appointment with Dr. Michelle Khoury, please call 740-845-7500. Madison Health Primary Care is currently accepting new patients, including adults and children.