In a large study with more than 9000 infants from many different countries and cultures, researchers found that sudden infant death syndrome may be cut in half when breastfeeding for just two months. The paper was recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics.Another important fact that the study brought to light is that any breastfeeding helped to reduce SIDS; both partial and exclusive. The longer the bay is breastfed the greater the protection. In 2015 SIDS accounted for 1,600 deaths in the United States, which is the leading cause of death between 1 and 12 months of age. To learn more about the study please click here.