Breastfed children are no more intelligent or healthy than bottle-fed babies, says study keith kendrick parentdish uk getty images/flickr rf baby boy feeding at age 25 months. Oct 3, 2006 -- do breastfed babies become brainier kids some studies say yes, but new research shows no direct link between breastfeeding and intelligence later in life in the largest study. But there are some surveys that do take that into consideration and on average the breastfed child is smarter than the formula fed child but it might be a bit difficult seeing it in two or three children and you probably have to look at the large scale rather than small.
Current research on the matter has no conclusive evidence it is possible that breastfeeding is simply correlated to higher maternal investment, and greater interaction between mother and child breast milk also includes stuff not found in formula, like endocanabinoids for regulating apetite, seed. Although it is true that children who were breast-fed as babies have higher intelligence than bottle-fed children, the reason for the correlation is in the mother's brain, not her breast. The research, which followed more than 1,000 australian children, found that 10-year-old boys who had been predominantly breastfed until at least the age of 6 months did somewhat better on a set of academic tests. Breastfed babies are more intelligent than those weaned on formula milk, according to the most comprehensive study conducted on the issue doctors followed nearly 14,000 children over six and a.
Breastfeeding makes your kid smarter, and the longer you breastfeed, the more intelligent they'll be now you'll really need to feel guilty if you didn't breastfeed, right well, actually — as nearly always — the results of the study were a little more complicated. Researchers from boston children's hospital and harvard university analyzed data from more than 1,300 babies whose mothers breastfed for at least six months, then tested the children's vocabulary. For years many pro-breastfeeding sources claimed that breastfed children were smarter than formula fed children mothers of formula fed children everywhere would dispute this claim, and now research is also disputing it. A 2010 study published in the journal pediatrics found that children who were breastfed for six months or more outscored their formula-fed classmates in tests of reading, writing and math at age. Of course, there are some babies in the formula group who are smarter than some babies in the breastfed group it's a conclusion drawn from comparing many children, not a person to person basis from the first link i attached.
It's usually more easily digested than formula so breastfed babies are often less constipated and gassy it may lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in the first year of your baby's life. Breastfeeding has no benefit over bottle feeding when it comes to a child's iq, a new study has revealed in the past studies have suggested that children who are breastfed have higher. @armywife934 clap clap clap to breast fed babies, i couldn't care less about how much smarter or healthier they are compared to my baby, they are not mine so whatever i couldn't breastfeed, it was not my option to don't breastfeed, i had to feed him, so i gave him formula. Ya there are a lot of marked differences in kids who are bottle fed than who are breast fed breast milk is an elixir, u can't replace it , can't copy it the amount of calories which breast milk provide is just right for the child's development without adding burden to his gut. Breast-fed kids may be less hyper, but not necessarily smarter, study finds : the salt prior research points to an association between breast-feeding and higher intelligence, but a new study finds.
In a recent study, we looked at more than 5,000 children born to 3,000 mothers and compared those who were breastfed with those who weren't we found that the children who were breastfed did better on tests of mental development than those who weren't--they scored about 45 iq points higher. One study has found that the average iq of 7 and 8 year old children who had been breastfed as babies was 10 points higher than their bottle fed peers all of the children involved had been born prematurely and tube fed the human milk, indicating that the milk itself, not the act of breastfeeding, caused this difference in iq level. A study found out that breastfeeding a kid makes them less hyper but not smarter a new study has concluded that breastfed kids for six months and above are going to be less hyperactive than those.
I drafted graphs for the iqs of the breast fed children and of the furmula fed children and compared my results i found that healthy full term breastfed children are smarter than their formula fed peers by an. When researchers from harvard compared breastfed and formula fed babies they found for each additional month a child was breastfed they had better language skills at 3 years old and higher iq. Longer breast-feeding produces smarter kids august 28, 2001 in pregnancy and breastfeeding children who are breast-fed for 6 months or longer may be smarter than their peers who nursed for less than 3 months, study findings from the norwegian university of science and technology suggest.
I'm not suggesting that bottle/formula fed babies are any less smarter than breastfed babies, but i know what i have been told by experts and what i have seen with my own childern don't let anyone tell you that the other is better than the first. Indeed, adopted children, many of whom are not breast-fed, have higher iqs, on average, than their siblings who remain in the birth family, presumably because their adoptive families provide an. A new study casts doubt on whether breastfed-kids are smarter than their formula-fed peers, though it does note there are benefits to breastfeeding babies including reduced hyperactivity.