Navigation Links
Breast-feeding may Protect Against Childhood Sleep-related Breathing Disorder

A research has revealed that breastfeeding may provide long-term protection against the incidence or severity of a childhood SRBD (sleep-related breathing disorder).

The study, conducted by Hawley E. Montgomery-Downs, PhD, of West Virginia University, focused on the parents of those children who underwent overnight polysomnography, who filled out a brief survey about whether the child had been breast, formula or both breast and formula fed as an infant.

There were 197 surveys completed. The average age of the children at the time of polysomnography was 6.7 years. Fifty-two percent of them were formula fed, 10 percent breast fed and 38 percent both breast and formula fed as infants. It was discovered that children who were breast-fed for at least two months as infants had lower rates and less severe measures of an SRBD, and that breast-feeding beyond two months provided additional benefits for reduced disorder severity.

"Prevention of a childhood sleep-related breathing disorder is critically important because the approximately three percent of children who are unable to breathe well while sleeping suffer from frequent sleep interruption and intermittent hypoxia that negatively impacts their cardiovascular function, cognitive development, behavior, quality of life, and utilization of healthcare resources," said Dr Montgomery-Downs.

"The benefits of breast feeding in our study may be due to the protection against early viral infection that breast feeding provides, or they may be due to the healthful jaw formation that is a result of breast feeding. Investigation of these mechanisms will be the topics of future work. The current findings support another benefit of infant breast feeding," Dr Montgomery-Downs added.

An SRBD may be a problem in more than 10 percent of children. It occurs when the airway is partially blocked during sleep. The most common example is snoring. The most severe form of an SR BD is obstructive sleep apnea. It occurs in about one percent to two percent of children.


Related medicine news :

1. Childhood Anxiety Reduced with Breast-feeding
2. Protective effects of tomatoes in prostate cancer
3. Protection mechanism of fatty acids for Cancer
4. Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes
5. Protection from Dementia
6. Flu Shots Best for Protection
7. Estrogen Found To Protect the Colon Against Cancer
8. Circumcision More Effective In Reducing The Risk Of HIV Protection
9. A Drug That Protects The Heart, Found To Protect The Eyes
10. Helmets Effective In Protecting Your Head
11. Helmets Effective In Protecting Your Head
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... of philanthropic seniors, is resulting in a way for homeless people to have ... Schaumburg have launched a new initiative whereby they are repurposing plastic bags into ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Many people know of the common symptoms of low thyroid ... skin. But many people who find their cholesterol levels and weight are creeping up ... especially if they don’t have any of the other symptoms. , Thyroid hormone plays ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), as well as raising public awareness of the disorder ... need it—presented a third donation of $35,000 to bolster progress at the Tuberous ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... Since its launch in 2012, the Regenestem brand ( ... to patients with chronic degenerative medical conditions. Now, the U.S. Patent and Trademark ... Organizations are required to hold a registered trademark in order to make licensing ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Students and parents have something to ... of the Create Real Impact awards. California Casualty is proud to support ... tide of distracted and reckless driving, the number one killer of young drivers. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... , November 25, 2015 - Will ... Medical Education (CME) --> - Will ... Continuing Medical Education (CME) --> ... Continuing Medical Education (CME) ... products and services, will feature latest diagnostic imaging textbooks and decision ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... Market - Global Forecast to 2020" report to ... accounting for 37.21% of the total market share in ... region is projected to growth at the highest ... attributed primarily to the fast growing water, industrial gas ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... --> --> ... für das Patent über eine neue Hepatitis-B-Behandlung, welches sie ... an Enyo Pharma vergeben haben. Im Rahmen ... und von Edelris gemeinsam mit seinen Partnern Inserm und ... HBV identifiziert, und es wurden neue Inhaltsstoffe entdeckt, die ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: