- Sep 17, 2012
Breast-feeding longer boosts baby's IQ later in life, study says
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Next time you wonder how your friends or colleagues got so darned smart, consider this: It may have something to do with how long they were breast-fed. A new study from Harvard University shows that children who are breast-fed longer have higher IQs than formula-fed kids, and the longer and more exclusively kids are given breast milk, the better. Researchers are careful to say it's an association, not causation, but each month the child was breast-fed exclusively in the first six months, he or she gained four-fifths of a point in verbal IQ by age 7. "It’s not like you get an early advantage that falls away. Their study showed that the advantage seems to persist,” said Sean Deoni, head of Brown University's Advanced Baby Imaging Lab. [Source]
Kemetstry I believe this study is true. When I was girl mothers breast fed their children, there was not the tinned stuff that mothers give their children today. I breastfed my three sons until they were nine months and they are smart...Lol. They are those who may be smarter than they, but they have done well.
One other thing breast fed babies tend not to have colds, allergies and other things that children who are raised on formula have. Check the children in Africa mothers breast feed them which is natural, when the baby food companies got there the children suffered from all kinds of diseases including those which came as a result of dirty feeding bottles. The breast is the best.