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Does Breastfeeding Increase IQ?

Babies who are breastfed become more intelligent, higher earning adults than those given formula milk, a study claims. How convincing is the evidence?

A major 30-year study claims to show breastfed babies become more intelligent, higher earning adults. It’s not the first time we have heard that breastfeeding raises IQ levels, but is this evidence any more convincing? Ruth Alexander and Hannah Moore explore the details with Dr Stuart Ritchie from The University of Edinburgh.

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Sun 22 Mar 2015 23:50GMT

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