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The longer a mother breastfeeds, the higher the IQ and salary

Published in The Lancet Global Healthjournal, a study that tracked more than 3,000 newborns for 30 years has concluded that the longer a mother breastfeeds, the greater the intelligence and earnings of the offspring. “The effect of breastfeeding on brain development and child intelligence is well established, but whether these effects persist into adulthood is […]

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Infant formula found to compromise immune system

Duke University scientists have discovered how breast milk, but not infant formula, fosters colonies of microbiotic flora in a newborn’s intestinal tract that aid nutrient absorption and immune system development. The new findings add to existing evidence showing how mother’s milk protects infants from infections and illnesses. In the new study, appearing in Current Nutrition […]

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Benefits of breastfeeding last into adolescence

Breastfeeding appears to confer advantages well beyond infancy, with European researchers reporting significant differences in muscle strength and aerobic capacity when comparing teenagers who were breastfed as infants with others who were not breastfed. “Until now, no studies have examined the association between breastfeeding and future muscular aptitude,” noted researcher García Artero, from the University […]

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