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Study says breastfeeding increases brain size

Here's another reason to breastfeed your baby. A new study says it may increase the size of their brain.
March 31, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Here's another reason to breastfeed your baby.

A new study says it may increase the size of their brain. The study out of the United Kingdom also links longer pregnancies to larger brains.

Researchers looked at the effect of breastfeeding on the brains of 128 mammals, including humans. Scientists aren't sure what it is in breast milk that appears to increase brain size.

The World Health Organization recommends that mothers breastfeed for 18 months to two years.


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