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RSCI: Premature Babies Who Are Breastfed Develop Better Heart Health.

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Exclusively breastfeeding babies in the first months after birth improves heart function.

Babies born prematurely who are breast-fed go on to develop better heart health than those given higher amounts of formula.

Children and adults born pre-term are at higher risk of cardiovascular disorders and are more likely to die from heart disease.

New research from the Royal College of Surgeons shows exclusively breastfeeding babies in the first months after birth improves heart function.

The study of 80 pre-term infants found that one-year-olds who were breast-fed had nearly the same level of cardiovascular health as children born at due date.

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