Breast-feeding's benefits overstated, study says

Monday , March 03, 2014 - 3:43 PM

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Jessica Grose

NEW YORK — A new study claims the benefits of breast-feeding have been overstated.

The study, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, is unique in the literature about breast-feeding because it looks at siblings who were fed differently during infancy. That means the study controls for a lot of things that have marred previous breast-feeding studies.

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