Study Demonstrates Breastfeeding Benefits Babies’ Brains

August 5, 2013 6:50 AM

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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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