Wednesday, July 5, 2006—Babies who are breast-fed for longer than three months are less likely to become bed-wetters, a new study suggests.

“Although this data is preliminary data, my advice [to mothers] would be to breast-feed their babies longer than three months for the developmental advantages this provides, and one of those may be protection against bed-wetting,” said study author Dr. Joseph G. Barone, a pediatrics expert at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J.

But another bed-wetting expert, Dr. Howard Bennett, a Washington, D.C., pediatrician, cautioned that the study findings, published in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics, are preliminary.

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