Prolonged breast-feeding linked to improved child development

12/25/2013 | Reuters

Breast-feeding for more than six months was associated with higher scores in cognitive, language and motor development at 18 months of age, according to a Greek study involving 540 mothers and their children. Children who were breast-fed for longer than six months had an average cognitive score of 104, compared with 97 among children who were never breast-fed. The findings appear in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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