From: pautrey on 29 May 2010 10:02
Breastfeeding tied to fewer kid behavior problems
( Thursday 30th October 2008),
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Breastfeeding may have a positive influence on behavior in early
childhood, according to results of a study presented Wednesday at the
American Public Health Association's annual meeting in San Diego.
In the study, parents of 1- to 5-year-old children who were breastfed
as infants were 15 percent less likely to report concern for the
child's behavior than parents of kids who were not breastfed.
In addition, breastfed children were 37 percent less likely to have
doctor-diagnosed behavior or conduct problems or to have received
mental health care.
The findings -- based on more than 100,000 interviews with parents or
guardians on the health of their children conducted as part of the
2003 National Survey of Children's Health -- also support studies that
have showed that breastfeeding enhances intellectual ability in