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This review presents a fascinating summary of immune effects of breastfeeding with a focus on whether breastmilk provides allergic protection.
Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 3 months of life may reduce the risk of respiratory allergies and some asthma in children at the age of 6 years.
The author of this paper used data from the USA Infant Feeding Practices Study II to investigate the associations between infant feeding, asthma, and respiratory allergies.