Breastfeeding improves kids’ IQ

By Drum Digital
31 July 2013

Infants who were breastfed for six months and more did well on language and intelligence tests according to a US study, reports TimesLive.

A doctor not involved in the study said certain components of breast milk, including amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids and cholesterol, might be important for the developing brain.

Dr Mandy Belfort, who led the study at Boston Children's Hospital said these findings for exclusive breastfeeding for six months support the recommendations from the American Academy of Paediatrics.

However, these findings excluded tests of motor skills and memory.

The tests were done to kids when they were three and seven years old.

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