Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Breastfeeding makes children smarter

Study provides the strongest evidence to date that breastfeeding makes kids smarter
By Roger Highfield
Science Editor

Breastfeeding makes children smarter, concludes the biggest study of its kind.

There have been a number of studies which have suggested a link between breast feeding and IQ but this has been treated with scepticism because they had studied children whose mothers chose to breastfeed and compared with those whose mothers chose not to, and there were always fears that the link could say more about social factors than breast milk itself.

Now these confounding factors have been swept away in the largest scientifically designed study of breastfeeding ever conducted which concludes that breastfeeding raises children's IQs and improves their academic performance.

"Our study provides the strongest evidence to date that prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding makes kids smarter," says Prof Michael Kramer at McGill University, lead investigator, who believes the findings will be a boon for efforts "to promote, protect and support breastfeeding."

See: Breastfeeding makes children smarter - Telegraph

1 comment:

Dineo said...

yah first
shalom sahlom.
There is a saying that says, "the best things in life are free". lack of knowlege and undestanding of the power of a human body has lead woman buying formulated milk in stores rating it better than breast milk.Moreover, woman no longer take pride in that bonding session it becomes too much of a hassle to breast feed. Where I live in South Africa (port Elizabeth) woman have taken a trend of feeding babies diary products ,fomulated milk and feeding than food in just two months of birth. One cannot imagine the destruction on the woman first than to the childen and space between people and nature or the natural ways of doing things. In addition there has been an increase of death amogst children less than six months in the last years. Woman should be taught of the value of breast milk and spiritual essence of being in the bounries of life truth and natural cycles.
no separation between lifesyle and health.

Matanah baht ysrael