Research Questions Link Between Breastfeeding and Child Intelligence

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Child Intelligence and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has little or no effect on a child's intelligence, finds a BMJ study.

The link between breastfeeding and children's intelligence has been studied since 1929, but the relationship between the two remains unclear. Many of the studies that have found a link between breastfeeding and increased child intelligence have failed to consider other factors, particularly maternal intelligence. Researchers from the Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow, undertook the largest ever study