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Breastfeeding Duration Appears Associated With Intelligence Later in Life, Boston Children's Hospital Study


7/30/2013 6:17:29 AM

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Breastfeeding longer is associated with better receptive language at 3 years of age and verbal and nonverbal intelligence at age 7 years, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. Evidence supports the relationship between breastfeeding and health benefits in infancy, but the extent to which breastfeeding leads to better cognitive development is less certain, according to the study background.

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