Monday, December 20, 2010

Breastfeeding Improves Academic Scores of Boys

As per the recent study researchers have concluded that breastfeeding could make children more brilliant and sharp specifically boys.

The researchers found that children who were breastfed for six months performed remarkably well in mathematics, reading, writing and spelling.

The researchers found that boys respond more quickly to their mother that is the reason why breastfeeding has more impact on boys.

The study clearly explains that breast milk helps in the development of brain in boys as a matter of fact that boys lack the female hormones which protects the brain.

Mothers in Britain are advised to breastfeed their children for atleast six months but due to lack of support they stop breastfeeding their child soon after a month.

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, said "We found significant interactions for mathematics and spelling revealing that boys were more likely than girls to have improved academic scores if they were breastfed for a longer period".

The study that was carried out on 1,000 children evidently proved that predominant breastfeeding for six months or above helps in improving the academic result of boys.

Lead author Dr Wendy Oddy said that mothers should be motivated to breastfeed their children for six months or longer as it proves beneficial for the growth and development of not only the brain of the child but also beneficial for academic achievement.

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