June 2009. Volume 5. Number 2

Breastfeeding could be related with a better pulmonary function in late childhood

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ogbuanu IU, Karmaus W, Arshad SH, Kurukulaaratchy RJ, Ewart S. Effect of breastfeeding duration on lung function at age 10 years: a prospective birth cohort study. Thorax. 2009;64:62-6
Reviewers: Fernández Rodríguez M1, Perdikidis Olivieri L2.
1Centro de Salud de Potes. Madrid. España.
2EAP Juncal. Torrejón de Ardoz. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Mercedes Fernández Rodríguez. Email: mer763@hotmail.com
Reception date: /05/2009
Acceptance date: 09/05/2009
Publication date: 01/06/2009

Abstract

Authors´ conclusions: breastfeeding during at least four months is related with better lung function at 10 years of age.

Reviewers´ commentary: this study has a series of methodological limitations: the lack of adjustment by factors associated with pulmonary function like atopy, maternal smoking habit or asthma and the absence of comparative reference data. This could explain the difference of the effect in relation with other studies that point to the importance of other factors involved in pulmonary function other than breastfeeding.

How to cite this article

Fernández Rodríguez M, Perdikidis Olivieri L. La lactancia materna puede ser un factor implicado en una mejor función pulmonar en la infancia. Evid Pediatr. 2009;5:48

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Ogbuanu IU, Karmaus W, Arshad SH, Kurukulaaratchy RJ, Ewart S. Effect of breastfeeding duration on lung function at age 10 years: a prospective birth cohort study. Thorax. 2009;64:62-6
Reviewers: Fernández Rodríguez M1, Perdikidis Olivieri L2.
1Centro de Salud de Potes. Madrid. España.
2EAP Juncal. Torrejón de Ardoz. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Mercedes Fernández Rodríguez. Email: mer763@hotmail.com
Reception date: /05/2009
Acceptance date: 09/05/2009
Publication date: 01/06/2009

How to cite this article

Fernández Rodríguez M, Perdikidis Olivieri L. La lactancia materna puede ser un factor implicado en una mejor función pulmonar en la infancia. Evid Pediatr. 2009;5:48

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