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21 December 2010

Breast-fed babies do better in school

A new study reports that babies breast-fed six months or longer, especially boys, do considerably better in school at age 10 compared to bottle-fed tots.

Adding to reports that breast-feeding boosts brain health, a new study finds that infants breast-fed for six months or longer, especially boys, do considerably better in school at age 10 compared to bottle-fed tots, according to a new study.

After adjusting for such factors as gender, family income, maternal factors and early stimulation at home, such as reading to children, they estimated the links between breast-feeding and educational outcomes.

Breast-fed babies smarter

 
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