Breastfeeding for Longer ‘Improves Child’s Intelligence’

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[Source:  Medical News Today]

Researchers have discovered that the longer a mother breastfeeds, the more intelligent their child will become later in life.

A study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics has provided evidence that breastfeeding in infancy leads to better cognitive development later in life, but it depends upon how long the infant is breastfed.

Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital say previous work has suggested that breast milk can boost an infant’s brain as it contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which helps cognitive development. They add that fish intake during lactation is a good source of DHA.

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