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Breastfeeding may improve children's IQ scores - other measures of
cognitive development
5. May 2008 18:13


Long-term, exclusive breastfeeding appears to improve children's
cognitive development, according to a report in the May issue of
Archives of General Psychiatry.

Previous studies have reported that children and adults who were
breastfed as infants have higher scores on IQ tests and other measures
of cognitive (thinking, learning and memory) development than those
who were fed formula, according to background information in the
article. However, the evidence has been based on observational
studies, in which children whose mothers chose to breastfeed were
compared with those whose mothers chose not to breastfeed. The results
of these studies may be complicated by subtle differences in the way
breastfeeding mothers interact with their infants, the authors note.


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