Women's Health News

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Baby genious

Antibodies apart, breast feeding could be the ticket to have brainr babies by a whopping seven IQ points. According to a study published in the journal Proceeding of the National Academy of Science, USA. Breast-fed babies are happier, healthier and brighter than their formula-fed peers. But alarmingly, as many as a fifth of British women choose not to breast-feed, and a third of those who do, throw in the towel in six months, Breast-fed babies have the bonus of fewer intestinal, digestive problems, skin diseases and are less likely to develop high blood pressure. Also on the plus side. They have a lower body mass index as adults-26.1 compared to 26.9for bottle-fed counter parts.

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