Breastfeeding for Longer Time Helps Children Have Better IQ level

Breastfeeding for Longer Time Helps Children Have Better IQ levelA research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics has found that women who exclusively breast feed their babies for a longer time have better IQ levels.

The research has found that mums who breastfeed their babies for a longer time see their children having great IQ level at the age of three and at the age of seven.

The study carried out by the Seattle Children's Research Institute has been able to establish one thing and that is longer the breast feed duration is the better language and verbal and nonverbal intelligence a child has in his later age.

The research has put forth a strong and impressive point that if a woman breast feeds her baby for complete one year then a rise of about four points is witnessed in IQ level of child.

"These findings support recommendations to promote exclusive breastfeeding through age six months and continuation of breastfeeding through at least age one year", said lead researcher Dr. Mandy Belfort from Boston Children's Hospital.

Talking about breastfeeding, Dr. Dimitri Christakis from Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute said the only problem is that women are not able to sustain breastfeeding.

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