Childhood asthma risk may increase from early antibiotic use

new study shows antibiotics increase risk of childhood asthma:

"When babies are given antibiotics, their risk of developing asthma by age 6 may increase by 50 percent. This relationship between antibiotic use in babies less than six months old and risk of developing asthma was documented in a study conducted by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) researcher Kari Risnes.

The research was conducted while Risnes was a visiting researcher at Yale University, and resulted in the recent online publication of the article in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

"Asthma is a very common disease. At the same time, about one-third of infants in our study were treated with antibiotics by the time they were six months old. This proportion is about 30 per cent in other Western countries," says Risnes.

The Yale study followed 1400 children and mothers from the beginning of pregnancy until the children were six years old."

read the rest here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110127090152.htm

What's the alternative? If your child needs antibiotics its bc they are ill...

For Asthma I would recommend cutting cow dairy produce,especially in young infants/children and as per post
Luke4hope infants gut is not fully developed for at least
one year, so anything that goes in will leak out into the
system hence reactions like Asthm, eczema etc.
Hoping you find this of help.

Thanks for the above info, very helpful.