Breast Milk for 1 Year for Fragile X Infants May Reduce Autism Risk

Breast Milk for 1 Year for Fragile X Infants May Reduce Autism Risk

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Breast Milk for 1 Year for Fragile X Infants May Reduce Autism Risk

Infants with fragile X syndrome who are fed with breast milk for a minimum of one year have a decreased prevalence of autism, a retrospective study found. However, breast milk consumption was linked to the earlier development of gastrointestinal problems and allergies among these infants, according to the investigator. Overall, the findings support the neuroprotective benefits associated with breastfeeding. “There was a 1.7-fold reduction in the prevalence of autism in [fragile X] participants who were…

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