Breastfed babies make smart adults

March 18, 2015 12:03 AM

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Breastfed babies make smart adults

BREASTFEEDING babies boosts their intelligence well into adulthood and even helps them to earn more when they grow up, the first study of its kind has shown.

Babies breastfed for a year had an IQ about four points higher by the age of 30, had completed an extra year of school and earned almost a third more than those nursed for less than a month, Brazilian researchers found.

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