Breastfeeding Increases Your Child’s Intelligence

29 07 2008

John H. Gohde recently came across another health research study that documents what should be obvious to all. Being natural is better than consuming artificial foods. While bottle feeding may be modern and more convenient. It was recently shown to actually lower the intelligence of children.

It is a sad state of affairs, but the scientific community is so indifferent about the quality of human life that you have to do research study after research study before they will begrudgingly admit what should be obvious to all. Children who were breast-feed are more intelligent than those who were not.

Children who were breast-fed exclusively for the first three months of life or longer scored nearly six points higher on IQ tests at the age of 6 than children who weren’t breast-fed exclusively, a new study has found.

Breastfeeding Increases Intelligence

John H. Gohde reports that in a recent research study children who were exclusively breastfeed during the first three months of their lives scored nearly six points higher on IQ tests at the age of six than did children who were bottle feed.

Kramer MS, Aboud F, Mironova E, Vanilovich I, Platt RW;
Promotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial (PROBIT) Study Group.
Breastfeeding and child cognitive development: new evidence from a large randomized trial.
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2008 May;65(5):578-84.
PMID: 18458209 [Abstract]

“CONCLUSION: These results, based on the largest randomized trial ever conducted in the area of human lactation, provide strong evidence that prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding improves children’s cognitive development.

The reasons should be rather obvious. Babies have developing brains. Therefore, Their earliest diets will have the biggest impact upon their developing brain. Deprive them of nutrients that are used by developing brains and you will end up lowering their IQs.

Want your children to have much higher IQs?

  • Avoid drinking alcohol, smoking, and taking prescription medicine during pregnancy.
  • Eat a high quality natural diet both during pregnancy and for at least one year after delivery that includes the consumption of plenty of cold water fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines.
  • Breastfeed your babies exclusively for as long as possible, or for at least one year.
  • Give them a lot of attention and stimulating toys to play with during their first three years of life.
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