Yet Another Reason to Breast-Feed

by Alison Gwinn
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Breast-feeding may make it easier for babies to transition to solid food, new research suggests.

A small, preliminary study out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and reported in News Daily found that babies who are exclusively breast-fed may develop “gut bacteria” that helps them handle new foods more easily than formula-fed infants.

Nine babies ages 1 week to almost 1 year were studied. The intestinal bacteria in the breast-fed babies indicated that solid foods weren’t as big a shock to their little tummies.

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