Breastfeeding Important for Children to Climb Social Ladder and Become a Successful Adult

Breastfeeding Important for Children to Climb Social Ladder and Become a Successful AdultA long-term study has come out with facts that breastfeeding is the requirement of children to successfully climb the social ladder and become a successful adult. The study was conducted on more than 34,000 people, who were born in between 1950s and 1970s.

The findings revealed that people who were breastfed had 24% higher chances to become upwardly mobile and 20% less chanced to fall down from the social ladder.

Studies have preciously proved many health benefits of breastfeeding, but the latest study is the first to figure out tangible benefits later in life.

The study was published in the medical journal Archives of Disease in Childhood. It provided the evidence of breastfeeding benefits being directly related to long-term health, developmental and behavioral advantages to children. Moreover, the study revealed benefits of breastfeeding in brain development and intellect enhancement to increase upward social mobility.

Professor Amanda Sacker is one of the report's authors and the director of the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health at University College London.

The report's authors said, "Perhaps the combination of physical contact and the most appropriate nutrients required for growth and brain development is implicated in the better neurocognitive and adult outcomes of breastfed infants".

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