child

Yet more science proves breastfeeding boosts IQs of babies

Thursday, August 08, 2013 by: Lance Johnson
Tags: breastfeeding, raised IQ, infant development

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests

Delicious
(NaturalNews) Nurturing a baby through breastfeeding is a proven method of care that boosts a child's IQ. A new study out of Boston, published in the AMA Journal of Pediatrics, points out that the longer a child is breastfed, the higher their IQ will be. The correlation was made even after variables like mother's intelligence, income, and education status were controlled.

A year of breastfeeding gives a child a 4 point IQ advantage by age 7

The results were clear, examining 1,300 mothers whose nursing time varied between six months up to a year.
  • When they compared the breastfed children at age three, the researchers found out that for every month a child was breastfed, the child scored a fifth of an IQ point higher, verbally and non-verbally.
  • When they compared the children at age seven, the researchers found out that verbal test scores went up a third of a point for each month the child was breastfed.
The results were so telling that MedLine Plus, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine, came up with a video that summarized the findings.

View it here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov

According to the results, by age seven, children that were breastfed for a year generally have a four point IQ advantage over those children who aren't breastfed.

Australian study finds similar results at age 10

A study from Australia used a cohort of 2,900 women, studying their children's academic performance for 10 years. Test scores averaged higher in the children who were breastfed for at least 6 months. Even after isolating other factors such as maternal intelligence and family income, the linear models showed that breastfed children learned more and retained more, especially young boys.

Critics believe other factors are involved besides breast feeding

Some critics believe breastfeeding isn't as beneficial as these studies make it out to be. They quote other underlying factors that affect a child's IQ. In a comprehensive 1999 analysis, critics were proven wrong after results came in comparing breast fed children to formula fed children. Using fixed-effects and random-effects models, researchers calculated average effects between both groups of children.

With no controls in place, breastfed children were found to have a 5.32 point advantage over formula fed children.

With the adjusted co-variates in place, such as parental socioeconomic status and maternal intelligence, there was still a 3.16 IQ advantage for breastfed children.

These IQ advantages were stable across childhood. The researchers also found out that low birth weight infants derived even greater benefit from long term breastfeeding than did normal birth weight infants.

Even after applying the critic's variable adjustments, the IQ difference still leans heavily to the advantage of breastfed children.

The importance of passing on colostrum to children through breast feeding

The researchers of all the studies cannot pinpoint why breastfeeding is so much more beneficial for enhancing cognitive ability in children. One subject to consider is the importance of a mother passing on colostrum through breast feeding.

Colostrum is essentially a 100% all natural and safe vaccine. Colostrum is a special thick and sticky milk, yellow to orange in color. It is full of antibodies and living cells that build a baby's immune system. For the first week after birth, it is recommended that mothers breastfeed their newborn 8-12 times every 24 hours. The colostrum, easy to digest, is a powerhouse of nutrition, carbohydrates, and protein that provides the absolute best first meals for a newborn. Just as important as the placenta passing on the antibody immnoglobulin G (IgG,) breast milk is equally important in passing on secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA). Colostrum seals a babies gastrointestinal tract with a protective layer that prevents toxins from penetrating into the bloodstream.

Colostrum essentially plays an integral role in preventing toxins from entering a developing baby's blood, which could further harm the child by passing through their blood-brain barrier. The cognitive ability and mental health aspect of a child may actually begin in the baby's gut, which is kept strong through colostrum which comes from early breastfeeding.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.forbes.com

http://www.healthychildren.org

http://www.theguardian.com

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org

http://ajcn.nutrition.org

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.