• Wednesday, October 05, 2022


Breastfed kids study better

BEST START: Breastfeeding for six months

By: Eastern Eye Staff

CHILDREN breastfed exclusively for their first six months of life have an easier time behaving in primary school, according to research published last Tuesday (21). Carried out in South Africa, the study assessed more than 1,500 children and found a strong link be- tween how long they were breastfed and signs of behavioral disorders between the ages of seven and 11. Children fed only breast milk for their first six months – as recommended by the World Health Organization – were 56 per cent less likely to exhibit such disorders than those breastfed for less than one month, found the…

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