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Breast-feeding may reduce risk for infection among indigenous infants

September 3, 2015

Breast-feeding could significantly reduce otitis media infections, gastrointestinal infections, hospitalizations due to lower respiratory tract infections and the rate of sudden infant death syndrome among First Nations infants, according to a recent study.

According to previous data, First Nations children — or indigenous peoples of Canada — are disproportionately affected by gastrointestinal infection, lower respiratory tract infection and otitis media, as well as higher risks for SIDS. While the majority of Canadian mothers (87.4%) have initiated breast-feeding in recent years, fewer First Nations mothers (77.8%) reported doing so.

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