Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests

March 17, 2015 11:00 PM

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TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed babies may be smarter, better educated and richer as adults, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests.

"Breast-feeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30 and also has an important effect on a societal level by increasing educational attainment and income in adulthood," said lead researcher Dr. Bernardo Horta, of the Federal University of Pelotas.

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