Breastfeeding

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Breast-Fed Babies Grow Up Smarter and Richer

Babies who were breast-fed for at least 12 months have higher IQs and could earn an extra £200,000 in their lifetime compared with bottle-fed youngsters, scientists have suggested. Researchers followed 3,500 infants for 30 years, recording how long they spent in education, their employment and earnings and their level of intelligence. They found that breastfeeding [...]

Infant feeds

Breastfeeding is the preferred form of infant nutrition. Formula is associated with: Higher infant mortality (6–10 times) Increased incidence and severity of diarrhoea, pneumonia, otitis media, Hib, meningitis, atopy, type 1 diabetes, leukaemia, and obesity in adulthood. Even partial breastfeeding is better than exclusive formula feeding. For example, the risk of diarrhoea is 25x higher in formula-fed [...]