Breastfeeding linked to higher IQ and wealth in adulthood, study suggests

March 18, 2015 12:50 PM

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Breastfeeding linked to higher IQ and wealth in adulthood, study suggests

(Paris, France-AFP) - People breastfed as infants have higher intelligence scores in adulthood, and higher earnings, according to a study published Wednesday that tracked the development of 3,500 newborns over 30 years.

And, critically, the socioeconomic status of mothers appeared to have little impact on breastfeeding results, according to a paper published by The Lancet medical journal.

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