Breastfeeding May Reduce Risk of ADHD in Kids
[Source: Special Ed Post]
by Christie Rizk
Breastfeeding is generally thought to be healthier for newborn babies than bottle feeding. According to a new study published today in Breastfeeding Medicine, breastfeeding may even keep children from developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as they get older.
There are generally three ADHD subtypes, with patients classified as either primarily inattentive, primarily hyperactive or impulsive, or both. Current research shows there may be a genetic component to ADHD, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Other possible risk factors include brain injury, environmental exposure to toxins like lead, and premature delivery. Treatment usually consists of a combination of behavioral therapy and medication.
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