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Could Breastfeeding Make Baby Brighter? Just Four Weeks on Mother's Milk Can Benefit Brain

Health & Wellness  (tags: Babies, child, Health, Brain, mother's milk, feeding )

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Babies who are breastfed grow up to be more intelligent, scientists suggested.Just four weeks on their mothers' milk can have a 'significant' effect on a child's development in primary and secondary school, research has found.


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Andrea Nemec (213)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:29 am
Thanks for the article!

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday March 14, 2011, 2:53 am
I do believe this! Its right! Noted with thanks.

Carol H (229)
Monday March 14, 2011, 7:40 am
thanks Anna, noted

Kate A (10)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:19 am
I believe it. I do believe breast milk has more benefits that formula, but some women can't breast feed and that's ok too.

Lydia S (155)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:27 am
Of breast feeding is certainly best , Naturally designed for human babies.
However inferior formula has stood the test of time, While not ideal in the case of the baby cannot
be breastfed its a decent substitute.

Fiona O (562)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:04 am
Of course, breast milk is the food nature intends for human infants.

Mandi T (366)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:34 am
Thanks Anna, (What Betsy said)

Past Member (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:45 am
Thanks for the article!

Annick Letourneau (67)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:59 am
Breastfeeding is very good for the health of babies and surely the best... but some women cannot breastfeed and it's ok too! Thanks x

Monday March 14, 2011, 10:42 am
It is without a doubt the best way to feed infants.

Glenda J (158)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:59 am
Whether you Breastfeed or not your Baby will be what its going to be regardless of how it was reared..known to be fact! there are ones that breastfeed and turn out to be ones I would not want living next door too. In reality its what you make of it.

linda b (186)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:07 pm
Breast milk maybe better for babies but i don't believe breast fed babies grow up to be more intelligent that babies that are not breast fed. Thanks Anna.

Carole K (195)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:19 pm
Sent via Facebook to my granddaughter who is breast feeding our first great grandson. TY, Anna!

Kathy Johnson (29)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:19 pm
Definately believe it

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Monday March 14, 2011, 1:26 pm
Despite what some are "sold" by the Rep/Rel Right/Anti Female media...breastfeeding, as we the most beneficial, nurturing, life enhancing and natural occurence embraced by even the most remote, indigenous cultures of the world. Women, healers and midwives have known for an enternity of the phenomenal plethora of wellness positives for baby, mother and the world who has recently turned their cold backs to her, and thus, future generations of women and men...for those unfortunate women who have been met by the "no, you can not feed your baby here syndrome"...breastfeeding women revolt, do not let anyone control your right to feed your child...anytime, anywhere. Olive Garden told a nursing mother she could feed her baby in the bathroom or leave the building as her breastfeeding was making guests "uncomfortable". Have not and never will walk into an Olive Garden again. .

Ginger Strivelli (20)
Monday March 14, 2011, 2:02 pm
could be the 'mother' and not just the 'milk' most totally breastfed babies have full-time moms rather than being raised en mass at a day care center while their part-time-mom goes to her full time job daily. Perhaps those babies with the full time moms are smarter.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 2:23 pm
I believe it...and I think they have stronger immune systems, too.
Also...breastfed babies are more likely to be fed on demand. It is much easier to breastfeed than to shake yourself awake in the middle of the night to heat formula. I think feeding a baby when he decides he is hungry, rather than settling on a schedule, leads to better development.
Point taken, Empress Ginger, but I pumped extra took a lot of effort to squeeze out an extra ounce...but that is what my daughter was fed when I was at work.
My friend, who is a lactation consultant, believes that with perseverance and medical support, most women can breastfeed. Not easy at the beginning, but worth it in the long run.

Tracey O (38)
Monday March 14, 2011, 4:06 pm
I tried but he was not interested much & then the spinal headaches came well i was toast & drugged. That milk probably was horrible for him. He was so hungry by the 1st week I had to give him that bottle he broke into a sweat he drank it so fast. I could only lay flat to give it to him. The only way to truly lower a spinal headache which is indescribable on the pain scale. He turned out perfect & he is now a 20 yr old USMC military police.

Ann L (15)
Monday March 14, 2011, 6:02 pm
Noted. When I first started into nursing hardly anyone breast fed. Now I would say, where I work, out of every 10 Moms, 8 will breast feed. This is good news that it give babies a better start in life.

Joyce S (10)
Monday March 14, 2011, 6:13 pm
Heard it before, but thanks for posting

pam wilkerson (14)
Monday March 14, 2011, 7:35 pm
Noted and thanks for the infor. I think I have heard it before too.

Tim C (2420)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:07 pm

pam wilkerson (14)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:20 pm

Angela Weber (27)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:21 pm
Good moms are so amazing!

Gloria p (304)
Monday March 14, 2011, 10:42 pm
Breastfeeding is the best thing a parent can do for their baby.

Lori K (56)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:10 pm
Gosh, let me see, you mean the substance that has been perfected through thousands of years of evolution to provide everything a human baby requires in order to survive and pass on its genes is better for the baby than some crap made in a lab for less than 100 years?
Go figure!

Nick Cope (1)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:26 pm
Actually true

Cheryl B (64)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 4:45 am
great news

Nola g (5)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 6:01 am
Breastfed both my children. My daughter was under a month old when exposed to chickenpox. took her to the dr, he said dont worry, she is protected, your breastfeeding. Both my children walked when they were 8 months old, both could read by 3. I really think that breastfeeding helped them. Both are healthy happy, adults with good jobs. Both of them excelled in school & sports.

Justin R (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 6:21 am
....only if the mother is healthy.

Smokers and other unhealthy life styles will transmit their harmful effects to the baby.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 11:28 am
thanks for sharing

may Howie (246)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:28 pm

Lika P (130)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 10:01 pm
Humans and other mammals have been doing this for how long, and because the last 2.5 generations decided to go formula, we need a study to say that natural is better? This is a big DUH moment. If you were given natural foods vs. genetically altered or cloned food, which would you pick? Natural.

If you can't breast feed, then fine, you have to feed baby something. for the rest of us, we need to keep up the good stuff, even if we have to pump it.

Jeanne R (1203)
Saturday May 14, 2016, 7:12 pm
Thank you for sharing.
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