New Study Finds Babies Breastfed Longer Are More Intelligent

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We know that breastfeeding your baby has an abundance of benefits including increasing your baby’s immunity, reduced ear infections, lower risk for asthma, lower chance of developing type 1 and type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol later in life and much more. Bottom line – it’s good for your baby.

However, there has long been a debate about how long an infant should be breastfed for. While many experts agree that the ideal time-frame is around six to eight months, a new study has found that babies who are breastfed for at least twelve months tend to have a higher IQ.

Find out why from our friends at Growing Your Baby via New Study Finds Babies Breastfed Longer Are More Intelligent.

Hop on over to read the full article and then come back and let us know what you think about all these studies that come out regarding parenting, babies, how we should do things better…etc. Are you skeptical about studies like this? Agree with them? Disagree? Find them unnecessary or find them helpful? Are they just mommy-shamers looking to start mommy wars?

We don’t cover many “studies” on Baby Gizmo so we wanted to find out from you what you think of them and how they are reported on in the media? (Just a little research – or crowdsourcing if you will – to make Baby Gizmo better.)

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Melanie
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Thanks for this, has just encouraged me to stick to it for the last 3 months. I originally planned on bf for 12 months, but lately have been wondering why and was considering giving it up, after 9 months. Not now!!