REPLACING cows' milk with soya milk in formula feeds during the first few months of life does not reduce the risk of developing allergies such as wheeze, asthma or eczema, a study shows. The results, from the Centre for Applied Public Health Medicine, Cardiff, contrasts with earlier findings that suggested children given soya rather than cow's milk in infancy ran less risk. The study, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, found breast milk protected against wheezing.

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