Monday, November 06, 2006

Case in Point: Breastfeeding does not Increase IQ

As I said in a previous post, many of the differences seen in children who are breastfed may have more to do with who chooses to breastfeed than anything else. Research published in the British Medical Journal online shows that breastfeeding does not make children more intelligent, as previous research had suggested, rather mothers with a higher IQ are more likely to breastfeed. So, children who are breastfed are smarter because their mothers are smart, not because they were breastfed.

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