May 15, 2011

Breast Milk Influence Child Behavior

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GladChild: Breast milk provides a lot of good for babies who drank it. Not only contains immune factors in healthy, breast milk also seems to affect children behavior at the age of five years.

The results of this study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood two days ago. The results showed that children who are breastfed have fewer behavior problems than those who drink formula.

Researchers in England in 2000-2001 to analyze more than 10 thousand mother-child pairs, Approximately nine thousand of them long-term benefits of breastfeeding, including 500 babies born prematurely.

There is a long-term breastfed infants, 29 percent of infants exclusively breastfed for four months and 21 percent of children who breastfed less in the long term. Parents must fill out a questionnaire to identify different types of behaviors, including stealing, lying, anxiety, and hyperactivity.

Our findings indicate longer breastfeeding, either continuous or exclusive, have fewer behavior problems in the long run, said Mary Quigley of the National Epidemiology Perinatal Unit at Oxford University.

Quigley shows six percent of baby’s breastfed and formula feeding has a 16 percent difference in questionnaire score and an indication of potential behavioral problems. According to researchers, breast milk could be the reason.

Breast milk contains large amounts of certain fatty acids, growth factors, hormones important in the development and functioning of the brain and central nervous system, said Quegley.

Interactions of mothers and children who breastfed also awakened so that also influences the behavior of such children.

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