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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Study: Breast Feeding Better for Baby and Mom

January 30, 2008

Des Moines, IA – Research results showing the benefits of breast feeding is piling up. A study just published in the journal Nature Medicine finds breast milk may protect children from developing allergic asthma.

Judy Losh, lactation specialist at Iowa Health Des Moines, says recent studies are finding all sorts of child health connections to breast milk.

"Studies seem to show less ear infections, less respiratory infections, and less things like bowel infections."

She says the health benefits of breast feeding go both ways, because mothers have fewer health problems as well.

"There seems to be a connection with the amount of time mothers breast feed and less potential for osteoporosis down the line. "

Earlier this month the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a report concluding that infants at high risk for food allergies or asthma may have their symptoms delayed or prevented if they were exclusively breast-fed for four months.

Dick Layman/Eric Mack, Public News Service - IA