Study Demonstrates Breastfeeding Benefits Babies’ Brains

August 5, 2013 6:50 AM

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Study Demonstrates Breastfeeding Benefits Babies’ Brains

Scientific research has found numerous benefits of breastfeeding for the infant, showing that it provides advantages with regard to general health, growth, and development. But still there is a disagreement whether the breastfeeding directly improves children’s cognitive development. A new detailed study, led by Dr. Mandy Belfort, of Boston Children’s Hospital, and published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, confirms that it does.

„Our results support a causal relationship of breastfeeding duration with receptive language and verbal and nonverbal intelligence later in life“ – claim the authors of this longitude study of more than 1 300 mothers and their babies. Their study demonstrates that the longer breastfeeding duration i...

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